What would happen to a human body that was in space? Let’s say that an astronaut was EVA in regular space suit and somehow got separated from the ship and drifted off into space…and was found hundreds or thousands of years later (assume the body didn’t drift into a planets gravity well or the sun or whatever). What would the condition of the body be in?
Now, how about if the astronaut were in a pressurized space craft that was holed and again drifted off into space, and then was found again hundreds or thousands of years later. What would the condition of the body be in?
I realize there are a lot of variables here (if the suit or space craft were in direct sun light, how far it was from the sun, whether or not anything hit the body or space craft, etc etc)…feel free to make any assumptions you like. I’d say for one assumption, assume the body or space craft wasn’t in direct sun light, or that it was far enough away so that the heat wouldn’t have an effect.