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The Sciences

Watch This: Wringing out a Wet Washcloth in Zero Gravity

D-briefBy Breanna DraxlerApril 20, 2013 7:00 PM


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What happens when you take a soaking wet washcloth in zero gravity and try to squeeze out all the water? Probably not what you'd expect. Hint: it has to do with surface tension. And it's totally trippy.To find out for sure, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield conducts an experiment aboard the International Space Station. The process of getting the washcloth wet is entertaining enough, but the actual outcome is a bizarro sight to see. Video courtesy of the Canadian Space Agency

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