C-kun (caduceuskun) wrote in little_details,

Deep space exposure

Hi. Technical biological question. As I understand it, the result of a person being fully exposed to deep space causes the oxygen and sundry gases dissolved in the blood to revert to gas, causing your blood to boil; in addition the gas in the lungs causes them to explode or rupture because of the lack of pressure. Is this correct? Also, what is the effect on the body, temperature wise?

Second, what if only a single portion of someone's body-say, an arm-were exposed to deep space while the rest of them was safe; postulate some sort of membrane that divided a normal, pressurized environment and the void, but allowed an arm to be stuck through. What effect would that have?

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