10,000 light years from earth, in a constellation far far away, there’s a huge cloud of alcohol – it’s space booze.
There’s a constellation in outer space named Aquila, it’s a cloud that’s 1000 times larger than the diameter of our solar system. It holds enough alcohol for over 6.4 quadrillion quadrillion shots of whiskey.
Unfortunately for anyone planning an interstellar barhop, Aquila is 58 quadrillion miles away. It’s also a mixed cocktail of over 32 different compounds, some of them as nasty as carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide, and ammonia.
The galaxy has an additional cosmic liquor store in the Sagittarius B2 Cloud (the bright orange spot in the image above), which contains 225 billion billion billion shots of intergalactic hooch.
If you’re wondering what these space spirits may taste like, Sagittarius B2 provides an answer. The cloud contains ethyl formate, an ester that gives raspberries their taste, and reportedly smells like rum. The bad news, it would appear, is that our galaxy may taste like raspberry-flavored rum.