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We Now Know What A Comet Smells Like

Posted October 23, 2014 by Anonymous

We Now Know What A Comet Smells Like

As Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko moves closer to the Sun, it becomes more “active,” as gases escape from its nucleus through cracks and pores. The Rosetta spacecraft’s mass spectrometers have identified the chemical composition of these emissions. If you could smell them, you’d probably wish you hadn’t.

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