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  • n. The hydroxyaldehyde HO-CH2-CHO related to ethylene glycol; the only biose

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A syrupy compound, HOCH2.CHO, obtained by the action of barium hydroxid on bromacetaldehyde. It readily gives rise to sugars. Also called hydroxyacetaldehyde.


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  • When astronomers in France pointed the IRAM radio telescope at a region of the Milky Way filled with newborn stars, they found signs of a sugar molecule called glycolaldehyde.

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  • Using the IRAM radio dish array in France, a team of European astronomers has detected glycolaldehyde--a simple sugar that makes up ribose, one of the constituents of RNA--within the core of what appears to be a coalescing disk of dust and gas in a star-forming region called G31.41+0.31, about 26,000 light-years away.

    The Seed of Life Floats Between The Stars

  • From Science NowFirst detection of glycolaldehyde outside the Galactic Center.

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  • Molecules of a simple sugar, glycolaldehyde, were detected in a cloud of gas and dust called Sagittarius B2 about 26,000 light years away.

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  • The reaction is so facile that it would be surprising if it didn't occur given the presence of these molecules (cyanimide, cyanoacetylene, glycolaldehyde, glyceraldehyde, and inorganic phosphate).


  • Scientists have detected glycolaldehyde (an organic sugar molecule that is directly linked to the origin of life) 26,000 light years from Earth in a region of our galaxy where habitable planets may exist ...


  • "It is the first time glycolaldehyde, a basic sugar, has been detected towards a star forming region where planets that could potentially harbour life may exist," said Serena Viti, an astrophysicist at University College London, in England, and author of a study on the find to be published in the

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  • Also, biomarkers like glycine and sugar-glycolaldehyde have been identified in Sagittarius B2, News Feed

  • In this case, a European team of scientists have identified the simple sugar glycolaldehyde from its infra-red emissions.

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  • 2: The abundance of glycolaldehyde in the G31.41+0.31 cloud suggests that the molecule is "common throughout star-forming regions," says astrophysicist and co-author Serena Viti of University College London.

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