The Mysterious Smell of Moondust

Long after the last Apollo astronaut left the moon, a mystery lingers: Why does moondust smell like gunpowder? In this account, astronauts describe the surprising smell and taste of moondust, which they experienced firsthand inside their lunar landers. The dust gave one astronaut a case of hay fever.

Go to: http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2006/30jan_smellofmoondust.htm

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