(meteorobs) Really off topic The Mysterious Smell of Moondust

drobnock drobnock at penn.com
Mon Jan 30 19:33:05 EST 2006

Latest announcement from NASA and the odor of gunpowder from lunar

>From the text of the article,  the composition of the lunar soils (
examples related to the composition of some meteorites found on earth)
and why the samples have an odor,  may open some interesting questions.

As the moon samples have the odor of gunpowder,  the sensory observation
may also be giving a new meaning to the big bang theory. As with first
light,  was there an odor with the beginning bang?

George John Drobnock

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