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What happens when you wring a wet towel in outer space?



       Wringing a Wet Towel in Space ... Amazing & intriguing !!!


       APOD (Astronomy Picture Of the Day)


What happens if you wring out a wet towel while floating in space ?
The water shouldn't fall toward the floor because while orbiting the Earth, free falling objects will appear to float.

But will the water fly out from the towel, or what ?   The answer may surprise you.








Asked by Dardenella at 1:45 AM on Aug. 13, 2013 in Just for Fun

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Answers (9)
  • That was very cool. I'll have to share it!

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 2:35 AM on Aug. 13, 2013

  • I'll send this to my stepson.

    Answer by Ballad at 2:46 AM on Aug. 13, 2013

  • Interesting! Sooooo does the same happen when you pee, cry or sneeze? It also seems like space defies aging, if water can be retained like that. I would not be surprised if they had beauty space spas one day.

    Answer by hellokittykat at 4:13 AM on Aug. 13, 2013

  • That's cool- and for some reason, I thought that was what would happen!
    *I'll have to watch again later, when I can listen to it...

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 9:47 AM on Aug. 13, 2013

  • That was very cool!

    Answer by Alisim at 10:33 AM on Aug. 13, 2013

  • That was awesome! I am going to have to show that to my son cause he will be fascinated!

    Answer by kmath at 12:25 PM on Aug. 13, 2013

  • We love that guy! My kids have watched all of his videos. :0)

    Answer by But_Mommie at 4:35 PM on Aug. 13, 2013

  • I would think there is no wet in outer space.

    Answer by staciandababy at 2:05 AM on Aug. 13, 2013

  • For some reason I thought the water droplets would basically float or be suspended in the space. I had no idea they would surround the towel and hands. It was pretty awesome.

    Comment by Dardenella (original poster) at 12:28 PM on Aug. 13, 2013