Comet Smells of Rotten Eggs, Drunk People and Horses

NPR- October 24, 2014

A European spacecraft orbiting a distant comet has finally answered a question we’ve all been wondering: What does a comet smell like? “It stinks,” says Kathrin Altwegg, a researcher at the University of Bern in Switzerland who runs an instrument called ROSINA that picked up the odor…The mix includes ammonia (NH3), hydrogen sulphide (H2S) and formaldehyde (CH2O).

Deep analytical persistence,
Shows this comet should keep its distance.

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