Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday June 14, 2014

NASA Figures Out How to Smell Uranus (and Other Planets)

NASA is working on categorizing alien planets and their moons by replicating the conditions of the planet and adding in the specific chemical compositions, mix it all together and come up with an appropriate smell and then categorizing the planets by the different odors. I guess this will give new meaning to the tern ‘gas giants’. big grin

This NASA team’s process is not so different from the process candy manufacturers go through to create specific flavors; certainly there are qualitative taste-testers on staff, but chemical analysis is just as important to matching flavors.