Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Trainzack, Jan 24, 2015.
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Look at it tonight, or you'll have to wait until 2032!
So that was wonderful. Check out this picture I took:
Yeah, seeing was terrible in SCA. I couldn't see shit. Better luck next time.
Cool as fuck.
Again, where I was, you couldn't see shit. From Brazil, it looked like this:
wow brazil must be close to jupiter
Maaan, I would hate to be close to Jupiter. Just think of all the gas.
Id be more concerned about nearly flash freezing to death
I didn't even think of that, huh
Also consider the lack of pressure and all air rushing out of you
I'm fairly certain you wouldn't freeze quickly. In space there is no medium to transfer heat energy other than EM radiation. You would die of asphyxiation before freezing. And this assumes that you aren't on one of Jupiter's moons, in which case you'd die quickly by other means.
I was thinking if earth was to become jupiters satelite, wed probably freeze in matter of days
You, as in a human, probably really wouldnt flash freeze in vaccum, you only radiate so much, and theres hardly any hydrogen particles in vacuum to take that energy away by conduction
Most cases I believe your blood boils, so burn to death.
It boils due to incredibly low pressure due to the vacuum. No heat involved at all, but your blood won't boil anyway because it's pressurised by your skin.
I researched this shit for a story I wrote once, when you're exposed to space the air in your lungs is pulled out by the vacuum and due to multiple factors (primarily the vacuum surrounding you) you pass out in a few seconds. Death by asphyxiation occurs a few minutes after you pass out.
You don't freeze or burn to death (although I'm not sure how powerful the suns rays are outside of the atmosphere, so that may be a factor, but by the time that becomes an issue you've already passed out)
One interesting thing is all the spit in your mouth will boil/evaporate basically instantly.
Even if you get pulled back into a pressurised environment, the shock from the pressure differential will cause all sorts of havoc with your body (similar to the bends) and without immediate medical attention you'll probably die of shock.
tl;dr space is bad and wants to kill you, but it seems like a pretty good way to go at the very least.
The UV radiation would not be pleasant, but I don't think it's enough to kill you quickly. Also, if you are outside of a large magnetic field (like the ones produced by Earth or Jupiter), you will be hit by the solar wind, which will also not be pleasant, but probably not immediately lethal.
That was somewhat unrelated, but whatever.
Obviously that stuff is bad, but I meant the more immediate problem: Infrared.
Seriously the sun gives off a shitload of heat. I dunno how much it is if you're exposed to it but it can't be great.
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