Daily Dish

The inside scoop on food in Los Angeles

« Previous Post | Daily Dish Home | Next Post »

The Milky Way is berry good

Raspberries 

Now this is the kind of science we like to read about: The Milky Way could taste like raspberries.

Scientists say they have discovered two of the most complex carbon-rich molecules ever found in interstellar space, including a substance called ethyl formate, the chemical responsible for the flavor of the fruit. Ergo: The Milky Way "could taste of raspberries." The findings were announced during the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science at the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom.

-- Rene Lynch

Join us on Twitter @LATimesFood

Photo credit: Annie Wells / Los Angeles Times



 

 
Comments () | Archives (0)

The comments to this entry are closed.


Connect

Recommended on Facebook


Advertisement

In Case You Missed It...

Video

Recent Posts
5 Questions for Thi Tran |  August 6, 2012, 8:00 am »
SEE-LA hires new executive director |  July 31, 2012, 9:34 am »
Food FYI: Actors reading Yelp reviews |  July 31, 2012, 9:16 am »
Test Kitchen video tip: Choosing a bread wash |  July 31, 2012, 6:04 am »

Categories


Archives
 


About the Bloggers
Daily Dish is written by Times staff writers.