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Old 11-05-2019, 10:13 PM
obbn is offline
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What would happen to a body left on the moon?

Hello Everyone,
Just wondering if an astronaut dies on the moon and his body was left there, what would happen to it? Would it decompose or mummify? Would it make a difference if it was in a space suit or not?

I was reading a book about The Lady Be Good and how the bodies were found decades later in the desert. It was commented that they were still recognizable as the desert climate preserved the bodies. Would space do the same with no air or, for lack of a better term, worms to decompose the body?

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