Yes, another blog post that is sugar-centric!
On the heels of Beth-Ann’s Ice Cream conquest at the Minnesota State Fair, scientists now say they have found sugar in space. Another cold and sweet curiosity, just out of reach. Or to be more exact, 400 light years out of reach, in the gas surrounding a young star called IRAS 16293-2422. I’ll admit it didn’t top my list of potential destinations before today, but now humans have a good reason to go there.
Yes, of course we already have sugar here. Plenty of it.
But sugar from space! That’s special.
And anything that’s desirable AND special will draw a crowd with ready money – funds set aside by the wealthy for the purpose of distinguishing themselves from ordinary folks. That’s how we got Audis and Rolexes.
And being able to say you top your cereal with Space Sugar – that’s the sort of thing James J. Hill could build an empire on!
The one mystery that remains – where did the galactic sugar come from?
When have you gone out of your way for something sweet?