Space Booze, Anyone? This Comet Is Spewing Alcohol
NASA says a comet near the sun is releasing large amounts of ethyl alcohol, which is in alcoholic beverages.By Carter Woodiel | October 25, 2015
It appears the solar system is ready to let loose a little bit. Scientists say a comet near the sun is giving off large amounts of alcohol. (Video via gianni / CC BY 2.0)
According to a release from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, the comet Lovejoy was the first observed comet to shoot out ethyl alcohol as it emitted gas when heating up near the sun.
And yes, that's the same type of alcohol found in beer and liquor.