Comets stink, word of ESA ‘European Space Agency’
What molecules are found on comet 67P / Churyumov-Gerasimenko?
Comets do not give off a smell good and we are not to say, because we have not been to space. To write is ESA on his blog: we speak of ‘European Space Agency, which currently says more about the Rosetta probe, whose landing is expected, if everything goes in the right direction, the comet 67P / Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Forget, in short, any nice thought on what for many are the bodies creators of life on Earth and begin to imagine what they really are.
Speaking of Rosetta, in fact, the ESA said that the instrument Rosetta Orbiter Sensor for Ion and Neutral Analysis, better known as “Rosina”, has already identified elements from the unpleasant odor; and when we talk about unpleasant not exaggerate at all: Rosina, in addition to having identified water, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, ammonia, methane and methanol, has also found formaldehyde, hydrogen sulfide, hydrogen cyanide, sulfur dioxide and carbon disulfide.
A lethal mix for our nose, because the smell is like that of rotten eggs, horse urine, alcohol and many other substances will not just scented Everything depends, in short, these molecules, the discovery of which dates back last August and that of course is sending out studies of scientists; Camera, in fact, is to understand there are no such odors on the comet – as it may be sometimes curious – but how this is done.
It clearly says Kathrin Altwegg, investigator Rosina:
“The scent of 67 / CG is very strong […], but the goal is to obtain data on the chemical composition of the nebula, the solar system and, finally, about how life emerged by itself.”
The studies will continue and we can not help but update you on these strange curiosity in space.