This is what happens when you wring a wet towel in zero-gravity space: Watch
Have you ever wondered what happens when you wring out a wet towel in a zero-gravity? Thanks to an experiment by high school students from Fall River, Nova Scotia, we now know. The experiment was designed by high school students from Nova Scotia who won a national science contest held by the Canadian Space Agency.
The video of the experiment, which was shared originally in 2013, is now gone viral after making rounds on several social media platforms. The experiment was performed by astronaut Chris Hadfield to answer questions from Canadian 10th-grade students.
The video was shared on Twitter by Wonder Of Science. The video clip shows the astronaut Hadfield wringing the towel and explaining what happens to a wet towel when wrings in space. “This is what happens when you wring out a wet towel while floating in space. Credit: CSA/NASA,” Wonder Of Science tweeted.
This is what happens when you wring out a wet towel while floating in space.
Credit: CSA/NASA pic.twitter.com/yTZclq9bCJ
— Wonder of Science (@wonderofscience) June 21, 2022
Due to lack of gravity, instead of the water falling to the ground, it forms “a tube” around the towel. Below is a full YouTube video of Astronaut Chris Hadfield performing a simple science experiment designed by grade 10 Lockview High School students Kendra Lemke and Meredith Faulkner.