It goes without saying that the movies often put little thought or effort into accurately conveying the ways in which the interstellar vacuum affects the human body. As such, there are numerous fallacies and falsehoods about life—and ultimately death—in space.
No, if you venture into space without a spacesuit, you won't spontaneously explode or freeze into a morbid human popsicle. In fact, there's a good chance you won't feel much of anything at all.
In our new infographic, we explore the number of awful ways that exposure to a vacuum can, and will, kill you... if you give it the chance.
- 6 Ways the Interstellar Vacuum Will Actually Kill You
- The Heartbreaking Story of Vladimir Komarov
- A Day in Space (Without a Spacesuit)
- Death & Decomposition in Space
- The Physics of Death