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Top 5 Absurd Space Myths

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There is nothing better than a bit of mythbusting (which accounts for the popularity of the television program of the same name), so here we are again, presenting you with a new list of terribly common misconceptions and myths – this time about space. 
 

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Humans Pop In Space


The Myth: When exposed to the vacuum of space, the human body pops
 
This myth is the result of science fiction movies which use it to add excitement or drama to the plot.
In fact, a human can survive for 15 – 30 seconds in outer space as long as they breathe out before the exposure (this prevents the lungs from bursting and sending air into the bloodstream).
After 15 or so seconds, the lack of oxygen causes unconsciousness which eventually leads to death by asphyxiation.

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