posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 10:02 PM
a reply to: eriktheawful
If you suddenly stepped out on to the martian surface, I'd imagine Mars would take your breath from you. And worse.
How about if you stepped out slowly?
Seriously though. If you were to take a breath, exposed on the surface, you would first have to exhale. That would eliminate any problems involved
with lung expansion due to reduced pressure. But those would be minimal any way, assuming you even start at 1 atm (14.7 psi), which you probably
wouldn't. But if you stood there long enough you could very well end up with a serious embolism, as well as a possibility of the bends. It would be a
toss up over which killed you first, the embolism or just plain hypoxia.
edit on 12/27/2015 by Phage because: (no reason given)