Wednesday, July 18, 2012

What happens when body is exposed directly to space

There are some myths about what happens when body is exposed directly to space. The official scientific theory is that a lot of things will hurt the body after 90 seconds.

First, the gases expand in the lunges and form airbubbles that could kill a man immediately. The water in body will convert to vapor, the moisture in mouth and eyes will boil and the moisture in muscles and soft tissues will evaporate, causing swelling.

Loss of vision, freezing nose, blue skin and sunburns follow. Interestingly, the heart and the brain will continue their work for another 90 seconds.

Theoretically, treating pressurized oxygen before these 90 seconds could lead to complete recovery with only minor injuries.