View Full Version : Can you smell things in space?

2004-Feb-06, 10:19 AM
A smell, a normal smell, flower, pollution etc....(not you:p)
Just curious if it's possible to smell something in a vacuum.

2004-Feb-06, 10:31 AM
smell involves transmission of particles into your olfactory system, so theoretically you COULD smell something in space, but in reality, there would never be enough of these particles entering your olfactory system at one time for you to notice a smell. That is, if you could survive in space long enough to smell anything anyway

2004-Feb-06, 08:04 PM
coupled with the fact you wouldn't be able to inhale in space, there would be no real way to actually smell.

2004-Feb-07, 12:54 AM
Well that answers that:p