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What Does Outer Space Smell Like?

If you could take a whiff of outer space, what would it smell like? Not too nice—but surprisingly familiar, writes @Harold_McGee

10/24/2020 8:00:00 AM

If you could take a whiff of outer space, what would it smell like? Not too nice—but surprisingly familiar, writes Harold_McGee

The molecules that give eggs, vinegar and nail polish remover their distinctive odor are also found in clouds of interstellar dust.

Oct. 24, 2020 12:01 am ETConsider making caramel on your stovetop. You start with a single ingredient, white crystals of table sugar, which taste simply sweet and have no aroma. Put the sugar in a pot, apply heat energy and stir. After a few minutes, you’ve turned the solid crystals into a colorless liquid. Still no aroma. Keep heating, and that liquid turns pale yellow—and begins to smell. It gets light brown, then progressively darker and stronger-smelling. In the end you’ve made a dark syrup that is sweet but also sour and bitter, and richly aromatic. From one substance you’ve made many: from simplicity, complexity.

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Harold_McGee My armpit? Harold_McGee Raspberries. Read that once. Harold_McGee Freezer burn? Harold_McGee Smells like this Harold_McGee Hi ho hi ho hi ho. Harold_McGee There isnt any air thus this is just stupid Harold_McGee are space suits smell proof? Harold_McGee I hear it smells like BS Harold_McGee The Truth....Take Down the CCP and Joe Biden...👊👊👊👊👊👊👊

Harold_McGee Slow news day WSJ? Harold_McGee Basil. It smells like basil. Harold_McGee dig out how Joe Biden is in bed with CCPChina Harold_McGee The increasingly unserious reporters at the WSJ are on the case. Harold_McGee Gwyneth Paltrow’s vagina Harold_McGee What medium would carry the smell onto your olfactory nerves given there isn’t exactly breathable air up there.

Harold_McGee Burnt meat Harold_McGee Harold_McGee phish this is what space smells like 🤥 Harold_McGee Interesting. So you mean dangling in thin air? Will you also always remember where you were? Harold_McGee Haha phish Harold_McGee

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14 Best-Smelling Candles for Cozy Times at Every BudgetLight one of these and trick yourself into believing you have your life together.

14 Best-Smelling Candles for Cozy Times at Every BudgetLight one of these and trick yourself into believing you have your life together.

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NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins Votes From SpaceNASA astronaut Kate Rubins casts her ballot from space. BidenHarrisLandslide2020 🇺🇸 Sis not even on earth😭 She’s like “I need to fire this Trump MFer from space”