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Why exactly can't people breathe in outer space?

666_Maggots 2012/04/30 00:30:43
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  • ♫♪‼Chloey Arddun‼♫♪ 2012/04/30 04:11:15
    ♫♪‼Chloey Arddun‼♫♪
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    There is no oxygen. You can't survive unless you are immortal like me.
  • beach bum 2012/04/30 03:05:59
    beach bum
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    cause they have not met the aliens who can make them breathe
    besides that, there is no air in space...it is a vacumm
  • not u 2012/04/30 02:41:01
    not u
    +1
    You can breathe in space....
    So long as you bring your own oxygen.......
  • doctorwhofan 2012/04/30 02:10:32
    doctorwhofan
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    Because there isn't any air
  • jflip 2012/04/30 01:22:48
    jflip
    +1
    Well, God created this thing called air, and in outer space it's an empty vacuum with no air so....
  • Kat ♪.BTO-t-BCRA-F~PWCM~ 2012/04/30 01:11:01
    Kat ♪.BTO-t-BCRA-F~PWCM~
    +1
    To conduct a reasonable experiment and see how this might work...Take a large, empty, 3 liter bottle from prior use to contain any kind of soda drink or fruit drink. Take off the lid.
    Hold your nose tightly closed and try to inhale and breathe the air inside of the bottle using only your mouth.

    You may get a little bit of air...then the pressure inside of the bottle goes down and you can't get any more air into your lungs. The pressure inside of the bottle is less than the normal 14 PSI at the surface of the Earth. In space, it is almost a pure vacuum or Zero PSI...so there is nothing to inhale...in fact, the air inside of your lungs will try to rush out and equalize with the pressure of outer space = Zero.

    This discussion totally ignores the fact that the temperatures in outer space are roughly 3 degrees Kelvin which if my math is right is roughly Minus 376 Degrees F. So in outer space you would freeze pretty fast while trying to breathe...sort of like a flash freeze. Attempts at breathing would make your body explode outward from every available orifice...eyes, ears, nose, mouth, etc., etc., due to the necessity of pressure equalization.
  • Boris Badinov 2012/04/30 01:05:45
    Boris Badinov
    +2
    noh oxxijin..?
  • darlene 2012/04/30 00:47:19
  • Wayne TH G 333 2012/04/30 00:46:11
    Wayne TH G 333
    +2
    because the space unicorns refuse to divulge their secret!
    space unicorn
  • Andjella ObeyYMCMB 2012/04/30 00:36:20
    Andjella  ObeyYMCMB
    +2
    Space does not include oxygen, and oxygen is only thing we can inhale..
  • XCloudPandaX 2012/04/30 00:33:02
    XCloudPandaX
    +3
    no oxygen

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