You know you want to see it.
That was fast, fidget spinners aren’t the new fad anymore, but that wouldn’t stop the astronauts at the International Space Station at try it out for themselves.
Then again, gravity doesn’t exist up there, so fidget spinners wouldn’t work the way it used to when they’re here on Earth.
But what happens when it starts spinning? Since friction doesn’t exist in space, there is no force to stop it meaning that it will spin forever. Additionally since there is no center of gravity to hold it in space, the entire fidget spinner spins along with the outer spinner.
Watch the video below:
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! pic.twitter.com/5xIJDs2544
— Randy Bresnik (@AstroKomrade) October 13, 2017