The Scents of Space

The Scents of Space

According to Popular Science in these two articles, astronauts describe the moon’s scent as spent gunpowder, charcoal, and fireplace ashes. “The final frontier smells a lot like a Nascar race — a bouquet of hot metal, diesel fumes and barbecue.”

(Popular Science, Where Does The Moon’s Smell Come From? by Sarah Fecht. August 27, 2014)

(Popular Science, What does space smell like? Spoiler: a lot of other planets smell like farts by Lizzie Schiffman. September 28, 2021)

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