Things We Saw Today: Fidget Spinners…In Space!

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Nothing says joy like watching Astronauts play with a fidget spinner IN SPACE.  NASA sent their astronauts on the International Space Station the “it” toy of 2017 and they, of course, showed off their skills on the internet. NASA’s Randy Bresnik (@AstroKomrade),  NASA’s Joseph Acaba (@AstroAcaba), and Paolo Nespoli (@Astro_Paolo) perform impressive forward and backward summersaults with their fidget spinner.

“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 posted on Twitter.

NASA Johnson wrote on the YouTube video post, “Allowing the fidget spinner to float reduces the bearing friction by permitting the rate of the central ring and outer spinner to equalize, and the whole thing spins as a unit.” Science is awesome. (via Space)

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What caught your eye today?

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