Nope, not A. Opposite to many older sci-fi flicks, like “Outland” and “Complete Recall” (1990), your head and physique won’t explode. Your physique stays intact – it’s what’s going on inside that kills you.
Dropped into the sudden decompression of area, “all the oxygen that’s in your physique and in your lungs begins getting pulled out of your physique into the vacuum,” stated Dr. Kris Lehnhardt, a number one scientist within the Human Research Program on the NASA Johnson House Heart.
“Your lungs will begin to broaden in a means that can possible trigger them to break down or to pop,” he added, except all of the air in your lungs is straight away expelled.
It’s not C both. House is an unthinkable minus 455 levels Fahrenheit, very near absolute zero, the purpose when no warmth vitality stays. However the one means that warmth transfers in area is through radiation, a really gradual course of. It might take hours for all the warmth to radiate out of your physique and switch you right into a popsicle, and also you’d be lifeless from oxygen deprivation lengthy earlier than that occurred.
What about D? Might you reside lengthy sufficient to cross a spot of area between two spacecraft? Expanse followers know Naomi did push all the air out of her lungs just as the space lock opened, which theoretically means her lungs wouldn’t explode. She additionally used an injection of some oxygen combination simply as she was about to move out.
“That may be doable, however nothing like that oxygen injection exists right this moment, in order that scene is extra on the fiction facet of science fiction,” Lehnhardt stated, including that even when she made it, she would wish fast entry to a hyperbaric chamber and medical therapy to outlive.
The reply is B. The “woosh” of air escaping from the airlock will propel you out into area – and your lifeless (and in the end frozen) physique will journey at that momentum till it hits a bit of area junk or is burned to a crisp by a star.