The most important and significant discoveries in 2012 (20 photos)

Giant crocodile, record-breaking

Crocodile Lolong giant reaches a length of 6 to 17 meters.
He lives in captivity and is thus officially a huge crocodile,
as reported by the Guinness Book of Records in July.
The news of this reptile was one of the 10 most popular
News of this year, according to the publication National Geographic.

After crocodile accused of assaulting people and
the murder of 2 people, the giant was caught in the Philippines
in September 2011, and placed in a nursery.
Guinness World Records lists are based on data provided by experts.
In this case, a zoologist Adam Britton measured the beast in his new home,
eco-park and research center Bunavan.

Sugar in space

Not so long ago, astronomers made the "sweet discovery": simple
sugar molecules floating in the composition of gas around stars,
located 400 light-years away, which suggests,
on other planets could support life.
The search for extraterrestrial life continues
This is the August opening, of course, can not serve as proof,
that extraterrestrial life does exist elsewhere in the universe.
But it greatly increases the chances that once we learn about the real existence of aliens.

Molecule, carbon-rich are the building blocks of life forms. Now it turned out,
that they may be present in the stellar dust before they started to form planets.
Scientists have used the word "sugar" to describe this in the case of organic molecules,
known as carbohydrates which consist of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen.

New planets of the solar system


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