Saturday, April 25, 2009
Ethyl formate is the chemical compound which gives raspberries their flavor (and rum its smell).
Scientists now say that the center of our Milky Way galaxy is high in ethyl formate. In other words, an astronaut visiting the center of our galaxy - if he took off his helmet - would smell a rum smell and taste a raspberry taste.
Not weird enough for you?
Scientists say they have discovered a black hole in a distant galaxy that spouted water in a powerful jet: