Have we ever wondered what a comet smells like when it’s hurtling around in space?
The odour is apparently suggestive of decaying eggs, equine urine, formaldehyde, sour almonds, alcohol, vinegar and a spirit of honeyed ether.
That’s what a 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet stinks of anyway, we’re not certain about a others.
Scientists during a University of Bern, in Switzerland, pronounced they had dynamic what a comet would smell like by analysing a chemicals in a coma, a hairy conduct surrounding a nucleus.
For this, they used one of a instruments aboard a European booster Rosetta that is scheming to dump a lander onto a comet’s icy aspect on Nov 12.
Project personality Kathrin Altwegg, of a University of Bern, pronounced a aroma will get stronger as 67P gets closer to a sun, causing it to recover some-more gas and form a coma evil of comets.