Wet Towel in Space

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Wet Towel in Space

Post #1 by clando » April 22nd, 2013, 11:45 am

NPR wrote:A Wet Towel In Space Is Not Like A Wet Towel On Earth

You just don't know (because who's going to tell you?) that when you leave Earth, travel outside its gravitational reach, hundreds and hundreds of everyday things — stuff you've never had to think about — will change. Like ... oh, how about a wet wash cloth?

Two high school students in Nova Scotia, Kendra Lemke and Meredith Faulkner, asked Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield (who is orbiting the planet right now) what would it be like to dip a wash cloth in water, (they suggested he clump it into a bottle, then pull it out) and squeeze it.

On Earth, a really wet wash cloth, squeezed tight, will drip, right?

Up on the International Space Station, wet wash cloths don't drip. What they do is like nothing I'd imagined.


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Re: Wet Towel in Space

Post #2 by John Thomas8 » April 22nd, 2013, 9:38 pm

That's an excellent way to get kids interested in science.

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