FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | June 20, 2019

Why does the moon smell like gunpowder? (video)

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2019 —  After walking on the moon, astronauts hopped back into their lunar lander, bringing the heavenly body’s dust along with them on their spacesuits. They were surprised, and perplexed, to find that it smelled like spent gunpowder. This week on Reactions, learn why moon dust might smell like the aftermath of a Civil War reenactment: https://youtu.be/iQod_oYnFTc.

Youtube ID: iQod_oYnFTc

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