100 Ways to Die in Space – # 6 High Atmospheric Pressure

Welcome to 100 Ways to Die in Space

Hi there bloggies, welcome to a new and fun little feature – 100 ways to die in space. Taking inspiration from a million ways to die in the west I’ll be taking a somewhat tongue in cheek at the many and various ways that space is somewhat unkind to the average human being and it pretty effective at killing them very quickly. Step aboard and see what happens, just don’t come on wearing a red top!

Method 6 – Crushed by High Air Pressure

It should come as no surprise really that if a place in space can have too little air pressure then there are places that can have to much air pressure. The effects this can have on a poor delicate human are rather dramatic, as should be obvious.

Let’s take for example Venus, a wold where the atmospheric pressure is 90x that on Earth. Assuming we could build a spacecraft that was capable of flying to Venus and landing on its surface our poor astronaut would be crushed instantly into a poll of rather hot fleshy goo. Not a pleasant end. There isn’t really much one can do about this except the obvious – don’t land on the surface of this planet and definitely don’t get out. If there’s a convenient conspiracy theorist around who doesn’t believe you let them go. Just don’t stick around to clear up the mess, it won’t be pretty.

© Simon Farnell 2013 – 2022

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8 thoughts on “100 Ways to Die in Space – # 6 High Atmospheric Pressure

  1. IF we don’t manage to wipe ourselves out and IF we give ourselves a collective ‘clip and the ear ‘ole’ and start seeing the only way is to work together, onwards ever upwards and outwards, one day, somehow, somewhen we will ‘stand’ on Venus….. because it is there.
    (That’s the easy bit, it’s the not wiping ourselves out is the big problem)


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