Chicken in moon

Discussion in 'Biology & Genetics' started by indianmath, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. indianmath Rajesh Bhowmick Registered Senior Member

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    What will happen to the corpse of a chicken if left in moon? Will it get decomposed there in moon?:shrug:
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  3. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    No, it wouldn't. Decomposition is caused by certain types of bacteria that require 3 things: Proper temperature, a fairly neutral pH, and available water. Take away one of these things and the bacteria can't reproduce. This is why we freeze, pickle, or dehydrate food to prolong it's shelf life.

    The chicken would quickly dehydrate, as the boiling point of water is very low in a vacuum. Plus, the temperatures on the moon are pretty extreme, depending on whether you're in the sun or shade. The bacteria that cause decomposition could never survive.
     
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  5. indianmath Rajesh Bhowmick Registered Senior Member

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    Then what will happen to the dead corpse of chicken say we go to see it after 200 yrs?
     
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  7. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Colonel Sanders would use it in his Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurants.

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  8. indianmath Rajesh Bhowmick Registered Senior Member

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    I want to ask will its mass change from its original mass after 200 yrs? If it changes then where will the lessened mass go or if the mass increases then how will it increase?
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  9. skaught The field its covered in blood Valued Senior Member

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    I loled...
     
  10. indianmath Rajesh Bhowmick Registered Senior Member

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    cosmictraveler, pls try to be more polite & explained.
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  11. indianmath Rajesh Bhowmick Registered Senior Member

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    skaught, The question in this thread of mine is asked in a sane & positive mind but what u have posted is having no use to this thread & is useless to this thread (mods pls note). If U have any positive comment concerning this thread & its questions then u r most welcome to it otherwise pls restrict urself regarding posting to this thread.
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  12. indianmath Rajesh Bhowmick Registered Senior Member

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    MacGyver thanx for participating in a positive manner.U said the chicken would quickly dehydrate. Suppose 100ml of water from the chicken's body is getting dehyrated. Now suppose I keep 10^(15) chicken corpses in the moon so then it would be total 10^(17)ml of water getting dehydrated from the chicken corpses. now there are two questions of mine
    1)where will such a huge amt of water will go in moon from the dead corpses of chickens?
    2)what will happen to the mass of those 10^(15) corpses of chicken say after 200 yrs if we go to see those corpses after 200 yrs?

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  13. skaught The field its covered in blood Valued Senior Member

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    I loled...
     
  14. Emil Valued Senior Member

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    I think it will become a frozen chicken, especially if it is on the dark side of the Moon.
     
  15. indianmath Rajesh Bhowmick Registered Senior Member

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    Emil, thanx for participating in a positive & scientific manner & for giving ur opinion.

    Originally Posted by MacGyver1968
    No, it wouldn't. Decomposition is caused by certain types of bacteria that require 3 things: Proper temperature, a fairly neutral pH, and available water. Take away one of these things and the bacteria can't reproduce. This is why we freeze, pickle, or dehydrate food to prolong it's shelf life.

    The chicken would quickly dehydrate, as the boiling point of water is very low in a vacuum. Plus, the temperatures on the moon are pretty extreme, depending on whether you're in the sun or shade. The bacteria that cause decomposition could never survive.

    MacGyver thanx for participating in a positive manner.U said the chicken would quickly dehydrate. Suppose 100ml of water from the chicken's body is getting dehyrated. Now suppose I keep 10^(15) chicken corpses in the moon so then it would be total 10^(17)ml of water getting dehydrated from the chicken corpses. now there are two questions of mine
    1)where will such a huge amt of water will go in moon from the dead corpses of chickens?
    2)what will happen to the mass of those 10^(15) corpses of chicken say after 200 yrs if we go to see those corpses after 200 yrs?

    The same questions are for U also Emil because there is also side of moon which has light.

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  16. origin In a democracy you deserve the leaders you elect. Valued Senior Member

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    If you want people to respond to you without poking fun at you, I would recommend not raising such ridicules questions. How in the hell are we suppose to take this seriously?:shrug:

    By the way what do you think would happen to the 10^17 mls of water that was put on the moon?

    Here is a hint - there is no atmosphere on the moon.

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    There is no dark side of the moon. Source: Pink Floyd (among others)
     
  17. wellwisher Banned Banned

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    I agree with everyone about the water evaporating, due to the vacuum on the moon. But the moon's surface, by having no atmosphere and little magnetic field, will also be combatted by various forms of particles and energy from the sun. This will break the covalent bonding of the dehydrated chicken jerky that is left. There would be a weathering effect. Picture your skin in the desert sun. As it cracks and peals even more weathering will occur.

    But if I am not mistaken, the cells also contain enzymes that break down the tissue from the inside. A body will start to bloat as gases form. If we were between the light and dark side of the moon, so the temperature is moderate, maybe some chickens would explode. (vacuum plus gas generation). The chicken jerky would be even more exposed to the harmful effect of the sun.
     
  18. indianmath Rajesh Bhowmick Registered Senior Member

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    wellwisher, thanx for replying positively & shading some light to this scientific question.



    Originally Posted by MacGyver1968
    No, it wouldn't. Decomposition is caused by certain types of bacteria that require 3 things: Proper temperature, a fairly neutral pH, and available water. Take away one of these things and the bacteria can't reproduce. This is why we freeze, pickle, or dehydrate food to prolong it's shelf life.

    The chicken would quickly dehydrate, as the boiling point of water is very low in a vacuum. Plus, the temperatures on the moon are pretty extreme, depending on whether you're in the sun or shade. The bacteria that cause decomposition could never survive.

    MacGyver thanx for participating in a positive manner.U said the chicken would quickly dehydrate. Suppose 100ml of water from the chicken's body is getting dehyrated. Now suppose I keep 10^(15) chicken corpses in the moon so then it would be total 10^(17)ml of water getting dehydrated from the chicken corpses. now there are two questions of mine
    1)where will such a huge amt of water will go in moon from the dead corpses of chickens?
    2)what will happen to the mass of those 10^(15) corpses of chicken say after 200 yrs if we go to see those corpses after 200 yrs?
    Can u shade some light on the above asked questions. Scientific approach & explanation will be appreciated.
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  19. origin In a democracy you deserve the leaders you elect. Valued Senior Member

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    Chicken in moon and i don't care,
    Chicken in moon and I don't care,
    Chicken in moon and I don't care;
    Frank Purdue has gone away....:m:
     
  20. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    Firstly, comedic responses that don't derail the thread are perfectly acceptable on this forum, and welcomed in many threads. Coz is a senior member, and you're a noob...so get over it. If they were against the rules, I would have been banned long ago, as they make up 90% of my posting content.

    Now back to the chicken. An average chicken weighs 2.25 kg and approx. 70% of that is water weight. So the average chicken would have about 1.5 liters of water in it.

    I'm not sure why you're asking about a quadrillion chicken corpses...that's a shitload of chicken. To put it in perspective, a quadrillion chickens would be equal to 1/15,000,000th of the total mass of the moon, and would cover 20% of the surface of the moon. Their total mass would probably affect the orbital dynamics.

    The moon's gravity is not sufficient to hold onto gases, so those 1.5 quadrillion liters of vaporized water would just dissipate into the vacuum of space. I'm just a layman, so I can't really say what would happen to the dehydrated chicken flesh over a long period of time. I'm not sure if the temperature of the radiant sunlight would be high enough to carbonize the carcase, but I would bet the intense solar radiation would break down the cells. I imagine after so many years, all of the chemical breakdowns caused by radiation would be played out, and you'd be left with a pile of inert chicken dust....but that's just a guess on my part.
     
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  21. Emil Valued Senior Member

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    As a matter of fact, it's all dark.

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  22. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    I like this thread because it question is silly yet interesting at the same time. Yes, water would come off very quickly, assuming it was not dehydrate before exposure to vacuum you might end up with the chicken bursting or even exploding. Radiation would eventually destroy all the organics and free oxygen in the moons virtually non-existent atmosphere would also help, but all that would take eons. High temperatures on the moon could be far more destructive then radiation or atomic oxygen: max day time temperatures are around 120C but increase the albedo (say a black chicken) and carbonization could start to occur
     
  23. indianmath Rajesh Bhowmick Registered Senior Member

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    ElectricFetus thanx for liking the thread & taking the thread to a scientific & logical way.

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