Smelling Outer SpaceJun 11, 2021
ding-dong who's there knock-knock knock-knock who are Michaels toys over the weekend I was in Portland, Oregon and visited the quirks of some of this stuff, I'm not even sure they're legal but ya You know what I'm not afraid of. prison anyway they're here I'll show you I'll show you a couple of them first of all we have a double headed coin, this one I'm a little worried about showing because it looks and feels exactly like a regular quarter except instead from having one side of the head and one side of the tail, it has one side of the head and another side of the head, so my fear is that this is practically a fake quarter.
I could pass this and have made 25 cents. I really would have lost. eleven dollars and 75 cents because it costs $12 if owning things that are so acceptable as currency is illegal, then ladies and gentlemen, we have it. I don't own this, I just have it under citizen's arrest, you're welcome, look, this is what We're really here to talk about this weird thing. Comet vomit. What is comet vomit? Well, we can know what chemical compounds exist in
spacebeyond Earth. There are several techniques to do this and what we mainly discovered there are good things. like hydrogen and helium, the most common elements in the universe, they are very important, very fascinating, but it gets a bit monotonous, well in 2014 we landed a probe on a comet called comet 67p CG, it's a bit like a duck made of rubber, it has these two large lobes connected by a neck at its widest part, it is approximately 4.3 kilometers long and travels at a maximum speed of 135 thousand kilometers per hour.
The most mind-blowing image of the entire mission was this one created by Twitter user Landru 79. An animation composed of a series of images taken by Rosetta over a period of about 25 minutes, many measurements were taken and many different chemical compounds were detected, including 16 organic compounds, which is quite surprising, gives more credibility, more evidence to the claim of panspermia panspermia hypothesizes that, because we know that organic compounds and their complicated arrangements in things we would call life, they can survive in the vacuum of
spacefor long periods of time despite being bombarded by cosmic rays and intense radiation, comets, asteroid fragments and space dust. could transmit the basic components of life from one planet to another.
Life here on Earth may have started on Mars or in some completely different solar system with a completely different Sun billions of years ago only to have gotten here because some wayward comet crashed into Earth in its early days put those compounds in our oceans, for example, and then they gave it a little time. We arrived now because we are discovering organic compounds outside of Earth. Well, that might be a pretty good theory. Now back to the comet. We vomited a list of The 16 organic compounds found in comet 67p CG were published and there are things that can be easily obtained and sold to people, so the excellent suppliers of comet vomit took that recipe and put those chemicals in a vial so you can smell them. and it smells like a comet might smell if it were here on earth.
I have no idea what is in this file. I don't know which of the compounds detected on comet 67p CG they put on it, they say it didn't include dangerous gases, so I guess that's good, but let's go over some of the things that were found on the comet. One of the most important was glycine, the simplest amino acid at birth, which has an ammonia-like odor. I bet I will. it smells something like this in this file propylene glycol was detected on the comet, which is frequently used here on earth to create a scenic fog. It is also used in vaporizers to deliver medications or drugs to those who wish to inhale it.
It's not a vaping nation, but a vaping. Don't worry, they made the comet. They also detected a sedime in the comet that has a bond similar to the essential bond between amino acids and proteins. Acetone, commonly found in paint thinners and nail polish removers, is also produced and eliminated in our bodies through metabolism. found in our blood and urine, propionaldehyde was detected both on this comet and in other parts of the universe, such as the Sagittarius b2 molecular cloud near the center of the Milky Way, now apparently it has a slightly irritating fruity smell, aha guys look comets,
outerspace. overall it's a little sticky, it's just that you can't go there and smell it because if it's close to a vacuum you die pretty quickly, but if you could bring pieces of the gas clouds to earth or if you brought a comment I went down to Earth and I smelled It seems like it would be irritating like ammonia, but also a little Baroody, so I'm excited to smell this concoction that contains many of the things we know exist in outer space comets.
The reason I'm nervous is that one of the chemicals detected on comet 67p CG, which this file is based on, was methyl isocyanate, which according to Wikipedia is a highly toxic, irritating material, extremely dangerous to humans. , was the main one. Toxic involved in the Bhopal disaster that killed almost 3,700 87 people initially and officially 19,000 787 people in total. I hope they didn't put any of that in this file. There is only one way to know that we are going to smell a comet. Comet vomit, are you ready, here we go? Okay, I feel like this might be really old, here's the vial, okay, and as you can see, the amount of liquid here is very small, it's like three or four drops of liquid, I don't know.
If it's evaporated because this product is old or if this is all they could safely or affordably put in there, here we go, I'm going to unscrew it, this would take a whiff, oh, it's actually pretty good, wow, wow, so It smells a little bit like nail polish remover but like it's scented like it's scented but it's just like chemicals like cleaning chemicals it definitely smells like cleaning chemicals which I guess makes sense because we know there's ethylamine in here which has a similar smell. to the ammonia, but the fruity thing, it could be the propionaldehyde, it also smells like fingers and I wonder if it's my own hands I smell, come on guys, you have smelly fingers right, oh man, there's not much liquid in here.
I wonder if it's really evaporating. quick, come on, come out, oh yeah, here we go, oh, okay, yeah, it's kind of gross to stick it like it's sticky or something. Comet 67p CG is also made up of a lot of, you know, ice and molecular oxygen, things like that that might not have much of a smell to us, but this is pretty cool. I don't know why there is so little inside. I feel like I don't get as strong of a smell, but if you concentrate, it's really good, so it's a giveaway. Give those who love space or those who just don't like the comet hood a whiff of outer space.
Outer space isn't just something to look at, it's something we can now also stick our noses into, so thank you, innovators and product creators. See you next time guys and as always thanks for watching.
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