Does the Sun smell?

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Does the Sun smell?
« on: 01/10/2010 19:30:03 »
Ben asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Hi Guys great program,

just wondering does the sun have any odour? And does space for that matter have any odours /smells.

What do you think?
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Offline Bill.D.Katt.

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« Reply #1 on: 02/10/2010 19:26:40 »
Yes actually, to the space question. In 2009 astronomers stated that the center of our galaxy actually would smell of rum. In a search for organic compounds they also found quantities of ethyl formate, which implies that our galaxy tastes like raspberries. Tastes like raspberries and smells like rum.

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« Reply #2 on: 03/10/2010 11:49:19 »
Well, I don't know about rum and raspberries, but when I tried it on your behalf, all I could smell was singed nasal hair!
If brains were made of dynamite, I wouldn't have enough to blow my nose.

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« Reply #3 on: 04/10/2010 22:14:46 »
The consensus from the web is that the sun smells of welding. If you would like to know what it sounds like listen to this.
http://solar-center.stanford.edu/singing/
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« Reply #4 on: 12/10/2010 12:52:57 »
Yes actually, to the space question. In 2009 astronomers stated that the center of our galaxy actually would smell of rum. In a search for organic compounds they also found quantities of ethyl formate, which implies that our galaxy tastes like raspberries. Tastes like raspberries and smells like rum.

Well, a popular drink in Mozambiques is rum and raspberry, really tasty.
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« Reply #5 on: 12/10/2010 18:20:16 »
Observe; collate; conjecture; analyse; hypothesise; test; validate; theorise. Repeat until complete.

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« Reply #6 on: 23/10/2010 09:09:28 »
I have heard of optical astronomy, infra red astronomy, x-ray astronomy, even neutrino astronomy, but never before olfactory astronomy. This breaks new ground.