Thursday, February 10, 2011

Is that Space I smell or are you just a bad cook?

Ever wonder what space smells like?
It smells like burned steak!

M45 Pleiades

We can't actually smell space due to the lack of oxygen up there.
But a burned steak odor is what comes off of the astronaut's space-suit according to astronauts after they have spent some time outside of their spacecraft.

Popular Science has a recent article explaining what space smells like and why the smell is "like a burned steak".
The article confirms an astronaut is not just longing for a home-cooked meal when he/she smells the burned beef after a space-walk.


Photo by Terry Hancock

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