Scary Simulation Shows What Would Happen to Human Body Without a Spacesuit in Space

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Venturing into the vast unknown of outer space may sound like a thrilling concept, but a recent video sheds light on the chilling realities of being lost amidst the cosmic void. Contrary to explosive Hollywood portrayals, the simulation reveals that while you might not pop like a balloon, the unsettling consequences awaiting a human without protection in space are nothing short of shocking.

The Reality of Humans Exposed in Space

There is a video going viral of the horrifying fate awaiting an unprotected human body in the unforgiving expanse of space.  In the absence of pressure, the water within us takes a gruesome turn, transitioning from a liquid to a gas through boiling. Considering our bodies are composed of approximately two-thirds water, this predicament becomes a critical concern.

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The video enables us to witness the haunting visual representation as the body swells, a testament to the remarkable elasticity and strength of skin in resisting external pressure. In the initial moments, gases within the body trigger a rapid expansion, leading to the rupture of lung tissues. Within a mere five seconds, the water on the surface of the eyes, skin, and mouth evaporates while the blood begins to boil. The heart inevitably slows down and comes to a halt, ultimately resulting in death by asphyxiation.

Close Encounter With the Abyss

In a harrowing incident in 1966, aerospace engineer Jim LeBlanc, working with NASA, found himself on the brink of the horrifying consequences of space exposure. During a spacesuit performance test in a vacuum chamber, the hose supplying pressurized air to his suit was accidentally disconnected.

Recalling the traumatic moment, LeBlanc described feeling the effects rapidly escalating before he succumbed to unconsciousness. He shared that he could feel the saliva on his tongue starting to bubble just before losing consciousness, and that’s the last thing he remembers.

The Paradox of Human Curiosity in Space Exploration

This chilling account raises questions about the allure of space exploration, considering the profound dangers that await those who venture into the abyss.

The human spirit’s drive for exploration, even in the face of such terrifying experiences, remains a paradoxical and fascinating aspect of our quest for knowledge beyond Earth.

2,000-Year-Old Glassware Was Recovered From an Old Roman Shipwreck

Thousands of pieces of glassware were recently recovered by archaeologists from a 2,000-year-old ancient Roman shipwreck, and many of the pieces were perfectly preserved. The shipwreck is located 1,148 feet below in the waters between France and Italy and is now known as the Capo Corso 2.

Ancient Glassware in a Shipwreck

A 2,000-Year-Old Glassware Was Recovered from an Old Roman Shipwreck
Ancient Glassware in a Shipwreck

Capo Corso 2 lies on the surface between Italy’s Capraia island and France’s Cap Corso peninsula. According to Italy’s National Superintendency for Underwater Cultural Heritage, marine archaeologists from both France and Italy teamed up and explored the wreckage in early July. Other researchers also took part in the study of the wreck, including experts specializing in ancient glassware, underwater conservation, and marine ecology.

The wreck was discovered back in 2012 by engineer Guido Gay. Archaeologists then completed the initial survey of the site a year later, in 2013, and went back a second time for more analysis in 2015. This summer, a team of international researchers revisited the wreck using the remotely operated vehicles called Arthur and Hilarion. The vehicles conducted thorough scans of the site and looked for changes that may have occurred within the wreck over time. Researchers also used Arthur’s mounted claw system and recovered some artifacts from the wreck.

The Wreck Was a Roman Ship

The Wreck Was a Roman Ship

The remotely operated vehicle Arthur pulled out some Bronze Age amphorae, two bronze basins, and notably, a large collection of glass tableware objects. The glassware included cups, bowls, bottles, and plates. The archaeologists took those artifacts to an Italian laboratory where further study and restoration will be done.

The team also discovered raw glass blocks on the ship, which were found in various sizes among the wreck. Based on the glassware, the researchers have concluded that the ship was traveling from a Middle East port – like Syria or Lebanon – and was likely heading toward the French Provençal coast.

The Wreck Was a Roman Ship

While artifact recovery is certainly great for the researchers, they also wanted to assess the biological state of the wreck. This interest was due to the fact that shipwrecks often become artificial reefs where sea life takes over after a period of time. The wrecks of ships are great for thriving ecosystems where marine organisms can attach themselves to their surfaces.

According to archaeologists, the wreck can be dated to the end of the first century or the beginning of the second century CE. More information about it will certainly be uncovered as the study of the recovered artifacts continues. Ultimately, the wreck should help the team reconstruct a page in the history of the Mediterranean trade, especially considering its exceptional nature.