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What Does the Moon Smell Like?

By September 27, 2013

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Full Moon (Anne Helmenstine)Have you ever wondered what the Moon smells like? Of course, if you were on the Moon, you wouldn't be able to smell it because we don't function all that well in a vacuum! However, astronauts returned samples of the Moon to Earth and picked up lunar dust on their space suits from moon walks. They have smelled the Moon! It turns out there is a consensus on its odor. What do you think the Moon smells like? Make a guess and then find out the answer.


January 30, 2013 at 12:25 pm
(1) peter Fay says:

According to “Wallace and Gromit” the Moon smells and tastes like Caerphilly cheese. :-) )

January 31, 2013 at 9:39 am
(2) Thomas says:

I had the correct answer. I thought the moon should smell like burnt gun powder because of the Big Bang origin of the universe!

February 4, 2013 at 6:30 pm
(3) Wroger says:

It smells like Uranus.

February 7, 2013 at 8:03 am
(4) Oliver says:

I got the correct answer as usual,the moon should smell like burnt gun powder,I got 36percent of the votes the highest so far.

August 16, 2013 at 11:21 pm
(5) Amazing Martins says:

It should smell like burnt gun powder cause it been heated by the sun always.

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