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posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 02:48 AM
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its very simple really and i have always wonderd about this! but i am not sure if any one on ats can answer this ... here goes


DOES SPACE HAVE A SMELL TO IT ?


and if it did i wonder what it would smell like ??


thoughts ?

love Nephi




posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 03:01 AM
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i would have to say that no, space does not have a smell, and if you were to take off your helmet to have a whiff, your head would explode.

smell requires particles that trigger sensors in your nose. space = vacuum = nothing to smell.

however it would be one interesting video! lol it reminds me of the calvin and hobbes writer's depiction of a sneeze in space.



posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 03:21 AM
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ya i was thinking about the whole vacume thing but are we 100 percent sure it has no smell? has it ever been proven ?



posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 03:26 AM
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In a vacuum there is nothing there that could convey the sense of any smell.

A bit like asking what colour is total darkness.



posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 03:31 AM
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so then lets say when we landed on the moon if we did ,that means that the dust that was kicked up has no smell to it ? i am sure there is alot more of who knows what that is floating in space that might have some kind of smell ..i think its safe to say that humans cant smell in space ,but that does not mean that space still does not have a smell to it ...?



posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 03:32 AM
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it has many smells, you just need one of these devices to actually smell them.

smelloscope


[edit on 6/25/2010 by Alaskan Man]



posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 03:37 AM
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here you go have fun reading


spaceflight.nasa.gov...



posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 03:38 AM
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I don't know. I have never been in space, if by space you mean out of the atmosphere of the earth.

Could I tell you what space smelled like? Probably not. I would explode once I exposed my nose to space.



posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 03:40 AM
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Originally posted by loner007
reply to post by Nephi1337
 


here you go have fun reading


spaceflight.nasa.gov...



very nice!

it is possible that items in space can develop an odor because of the very exposure itslelf.

how wonderfully intruiging!!!!



posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 03:44 AM
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yes !!!!!!!!!!!! it has been answerd ty so very much ! so space can smell ! very interesting now i can sleep xD



posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 04:11 AM
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Simple to find out, use an airtight cannister in space.
Open it then seal it, bring it back to earth and open in a clean room.
Voila 1 secret mystery of the universe conquered!



posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 04:13 AM
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Yeah isn't there a guy that goes to space with nothing more then a balloon ?
You could ask him.



posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 04:21 AM
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I guess the smells INSIDE a space suit could develop a very strong personal character.
Especially after beans and onions for lunch.



posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 04:43 AM
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Originally posted by Alaskan Man
it has many smells, you just need one of these devices to actually smell them.

smelloscope


[edit on 6/25/2010 by Alaskan Man]


As you can see clearly my friendly OP, every question can be answered.

But it opens the doors to even more difficult questions.

This device pictured above is but a stepping stone. The staircase is infinite.


[edit on 25-6-2010 by muzzleflash]



posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 04:51 AM
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Originally posted by Silver Shadow
In a vacuum there is nothing there that could convey the sense of any smell.

A bit like asking what colour is total darkness.


Black?



posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 05:38 AM
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Originally posted by Whine Flu

Originally posted by Silver Shadow
In a vacuum there is nothing there that could convey the sense of any smell.

A bit like asking what colour is total darkness.


Black?


No black is the absence of color. It's not a color itself.

Show me where on the spectrum it is.

Got ya.



posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 05:53 AM
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Hey, what if there is no breathing in space, for a good reason. Like maybe if a breath were to be drawn, it would offend the fractal struture of the
universe. At a molecular level at first but following the fractal chain.

Or if you couldn't inhale without sucking in the whole damn place.

Good food for thought anyway. SnF



posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 09:04 AM
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Apparently it smells vaguely like rum and tastes a little like raspberries -- well, maybe not completely "open" space itself, but rather in the dust clouds near the center of the galaxy. Space is not a "complete" vacuum (although much of it IS a vacuum for all practical purposes), so it is possible that it may have a smell -- especially around parts of space that are more densely populated by dust and gas.

Galaxy's centre tastes of raspberries and smells of rum, say astronomers

Astronomers find Milky Way 'could taste of raspberries' (with video)



Also, space-walking astronauts have all described a smell on their spacesuits after coming in from their spacewalk. They describe a "smokey and bitter" smell -- but I wonder if that smell is actually just the way their spacesuits reacts with space radiation -- i.e. the space is causing the spacesuits to give off an odor. Or, perhaps because spacewalkers are only about about 200 miles up, maybe that smell is emanating from the Earth itself.

Spacewalkers describe smoky, bitter 'smell of space'



[edit on 6/25/2010 by Soylent Green Is People]



posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 01:58 PM
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Originally posted by muzzleflash

Originally posted by Whine Flu

Originally posted by Silver Shadow
In a vacuum there is nothing there that could convey the sense of any smell.

A bit like asking what colour is total darkness.


Black?


No black is the absence of color. It's not a color itself.

Show me where on the spectrum it is.

Got ya.


You sure black is absence of color, or absence of light?

I'm really asking.

Because if darkness is defined as the absence of light, and without light, color cannot exist, then it's color would be black.

Nevermind. I feel a headache coming on.


[edit on 25-6-2010 by Cole DeSteele]



posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 05:58 PM
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ok another thought i had was this ...we think of alians and we think big eyes and grey skin ...what if they were nothing more then creaturs like the ones we find in the deep sea ? there has got to be some kind of life that can live in space ? thoughts ?




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