Astronaut Plays With Fidget Spinners In Space To Test Newtons Law Of Motion And It's Awesome

Posted by Sughra Hafeez in Science and Technology On 4th November 2017
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The internet's scientific prayers have been answered: we now know definitively what happens when you spin a fidget spinner in space. And it is predictably awesome.

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Astronaut Randy Bresnik took to Twitter to share footage of his recent experiments with a fidget spinner aboard the International Space Station.

The incredible video shows the astronauts setting the toy off on a continuous spin, and allowing it to float by itself against the backdrop of Earth. The incredible video shows the astronauts setting the toy off on a continuous spin, and allowing it to float by itself against the backdrop of Earth.

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#2

The NASA-branded fidget spinner looks like any other you might use here on Earth. But, once they put it in motion, it just keeps going.

A fidget spinner in space! How long does it spin? I'm not sure, but it's a great way to experiment with Newton's laws of motion!" Bresnik wrote on Twitter.

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#3

In the hilarious footage, the astronauts also take turns spinning themselves – turning impressive somersaults and flips in the low gravity environment.

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#4

People were pretty supportive of this piece of very important science.

#5

The fidget spinners won't spin forever, though.

#6

It would be really cool to see the fidget spinner during a spacewalk, but that's unlikely to happen.

#7

NASA and other space agencies are very conscientious about space debris, as even small objects can pose a threat to the International Space Station.

#8

The astronauts on the International Space Station are known to make hilarious videos showing how space changes everyday processes.

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#9

Watch the video here:

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