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Date: 05/02/08 11:22 AM

48 Responses to Boomerang in Space

  1. Profile photo of eugenius
    eugenius Male 30-39
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    May 2, 2008 at 10:28 am
    Link: Boomerang in Space - Will a boomerang return to its thrower in space?
  2. Profile photo of DarkProdigy
    DarkProdigy Male 18-29
    475 posts
    May 2, 2008 at 11:23 am
    I can`t even throw a boomerang. D:
  3. Profile photo of GloineFiodh
    GloineFiodh Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2008 at 11:24 am
    Is that guy even in space?
  4. Profile photo of clever-chan
    clever-chan Female 18-29
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    May 2, 2008 at 11:24 am
    That`s pretty neat
  5. Profile photo of Drahcir
    Drahcir Male 13-17
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    May 2, 2008 at 11:24 am
    funny how its made of cardboard since it would be too expensive to send anything heavier up there =D
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    FxyRoxy777 Female 18-29
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    May 2, 2008 at 11:25 am
    is that possible?
  7. Profile photo of Tonyjet
    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2008 at 11:25 am
    (before watching the video)
    no it needs air friction to turn and since theres nop air it would just go straight right
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    Drahcir Male 13-17
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    May 2, 2008 at 11:25 am
    yes it is possible, there is air so it can come back, it doesn`t need gravity =D
  9. Profile photo of The_Maddog
    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    May 2, 2008 at 11:27 am
    That should be "Boomerang in zero gravity".

    Space implies a vacum, which in that case, no it wouldnt, because it`s the airflow/shape that causes it to curve back on itself.

    Yes, I am a physics major!

  10. Profile photo of Tonyjet
    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2008 at 11:27 am
    (after watching it)
    o i guess if its inside the transporter ther is air since they are breathing it

    i thought it was actually outside like were there is nothing

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    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    May 2, 2008 at 11:27 am
    bollocks. everyone beatme!
  12. Profile photo of Alien Stick
    Alien Stick Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2008 at 11:29 am
    The title is very misleading.... The Maddog has it right
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    keatonatron Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2008 at 11:33 am
    Upon reading the caption, my first answer was "of course not!", but as soon as the video loaded it changed to "oh, well if they have air, then of course it will".

    Not very thought provoking or even that interesting if you ask me...

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    Bananahammoc Female 18-29
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    May 2, 2008 at 11:33 am
    It must be fun to float around in zero gravity.
  15. Profile photo of wkdrake
    wkdrake Male 13-17
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    May 2, 2008 at 11:36 am
    If there wasn`t any air (like a spacewalk), the boomerang wouldn`t wouldn`t return because the resistance of the space would keep it going. He`s in an airy space station.
    (hey, i know its what maddog said, but i need more posts)
  16. Profile photo of yo-i-am-luke
    yo-i-am-luke Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2008 at 11:37 am
    There is only 1 thing i wanna know bout humans in space, and thats if a child is born in space, like they was thinking of doing to reach mars... when the person hits gravity for the 1st time will he/she be killed?
  17. Profile photo of Sajo
    Sajo Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2008 at 11:41 am
    I liked it. I wish I could throw a boomerang in space.
  18. Profile photo of The-Sentinel
    The-Sentinel Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2008 at 11:54 am
    thats not really in space
    only in anti gravity
  19. Profile photo of moquanman
    moquanman Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2008 at 12:00 pm
    I agree, the title is misleading. It wouldn`t work in a vacuum, but just in zero g it would.
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    fatex52986 Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2008 at 12:02 pm
    It wouldnt work in a vacuum. it needs air for the lift.it wouldnt even spin if you threw it in a vacuum
  21. Profile photo of Ashwindow
    Ashwindow Female 18-29
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    May 2, 2008 at 12:04 pm
    I thought he was going to outside the ship and throw it..That would have been cool to see that...
  22. Profile photo of robbery525
    robbery525 Male 13-17
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    May 2, 2008 at 12:13 pm
    in the space station yes, in space no.
    it would require air to turn.
  23. Profile photo of The_Maddog
    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    May 2, 2008 at 12:30 pm
    I retract my statement.

    If you threw it in space it would continue in a straight line! However, if sent on the right trajectory and was caught in the gravational pull of the sun for example, then it`s possible, however slim, it could come back.

    I call this myth plausible. I really am bored if I put thought into this stuff!



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    BigWaFuu Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2008 at 12:39 pm
    *cue theme song*
  25. Profile photo of TheGrag
    TheGrag Male 13-17
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    May 2, 2008 at 12:49 pm
    Another myth tested and proved plausible. Good work Maddog.
  26. Profile photo of kswim2008
    kswim2008 Female 18-29
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    May 2, 2008 at 12:55 pm
    This man is not in space. He is simple in a weightless enviorment. Space is a vacum and again. Only would return if it was a)heavy enough to circle something without being pulled directly into it. So in my mind this boomerang would continue on in a straight line till it hit something.
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    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2008 at 1:14 pm
    No - IN space there is no air, or gases (for the most part) the boomrang would go straight.

    Zero Gravity would be the right word.

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    ayull Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2008 at 1:15 pm
    I like puppies.
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    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2008 at 1:23 pm
    Your tax dollars at work, people.
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    NinjaBunnie Female 13-17
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    May 2, 2008 at 1:29 pm
    It`s obvious it wouldn`t, I mean a boomerang needs air pressure to turn, like a curve ball. And since a vaccum has no air...
  31. Profile photo of Yoma4
    Yoma4 Female 13-17
    486 posts
    May 2, 2008 at 1:33 pm
    Woah. I REALLY want to do that.
  32. Profile photo of The_Maddog
    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    May 2, 2008 at 1:45 pm
    Your tax dollars at work, people.
    ---------------------------------------------------

    See..SEE!! I gave you all the bloody answer for free. I suggest anarchy! It`s the only way to go!

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    PianoMan21 Male 18-29
    315 posts
    May 2, 2008 at 2:26 pm
    It wouldn`t work in the vacuum of space. It will work in a zero-g environment as long as there is gas present.
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    PianoMan21 Male 18-29
    315 posts
    May 2, 2008 at 2:27 pm
    DarkProdigy: "I can`t even throw a boomerang. D:"

    That`s why you`re not an astronaut.

  35. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2008 at 2:40 pm
    They have way too much fun in space.
  36. Profile photo of keg74
    keg74 Male 30-39
    410 posts
    May 2, 2008 at 3:03 pm
    How about labeling the vid properly. Will a boomerang return in a zero-G environment=Yes. Will a boomerang return in the vacuum of space=No. Although I think that would be fairly obvious to most people.
  37. Profile photo of unbwogable
    unbwogable Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2008 at 3:23 pm
    In space, it would have no air currents to cause it to come back. In space, in a space station (or spacecraft of some sort) it would, as there is air in there.
  38. Profile photo of ploobr
    ploobr Male 40-49
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    May 2, 2008 at 4:09 pm
    LAME!! that is not "in space" That is zero G DUH
    and no, a boomerang will NOT return if thrown in space ( a vacuum )
  39. Profile photo of Cashcleaner
    Cashcleaner Male 18-29
    319 posts
    May 2, 2008 at 4:55 pm
    Techincally, this guy isn`t in space. He`s in the International Space Station which has an atmosphere. If he was outside in vacuum, the boomerang would simply fly off and not return because their is no air to created lift and resistance which would normally send it back to the thrower.
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2008 at 6:56 pm
    "There is only 1 thing i wanna know bout humans in space, and thats if a child is born in space, like they was thinking of doing to reach mars... when the person hits gravity for the 1st time will he/she be killed?"

    Good question. If people are in space too long their muscles waste away, so when they come back they can`t really do anything for ages. Maybe if their muscles and organs were never used to the force of gravity, they wouldn`t be able to cope.

    Even more interesting - how the hell do you deliver a baby in space?

  41. Profile photo of NunuChan
    NunuChan Male 18-29
    279 posts
    May 2, 2008 at 11:07 pm
    now that`s fun, but, does that guy have anything better than that to do lol ?
  42. Profile photo of britt566
    britt566 Female 18-29
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    May 2, 2008 at 11:51 pm
    I`m sure he`s in space. I almost puked watching it and idk y.
  43. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    May 3, 2008 at 1:11 am
    In zero G, you might actually be able to deliver babies much much sooner, as it could help with the ability of their lungs to cope and not collapse, which currently is one of the main problems between 16 and 24 weeks.
  44. Profile photo of mluther
    mluther Male 13-17
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    May 3, 2008 at 6:57 am
    in a airless void it would not return because for a boomerang to work it must have air, which seems to not be present in hard vacuums.
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    Phydeaux13 Male 13-17
    616 posts
    May 3, 2008 at 6:23 pm
    Lol at Maddog. But yea, i was thinking the same thing. of COURSE it would return to the user in zero gravity! it should, in fact, work better, due to a lack of downward pull towards the earth/any large body.

    Sorry to anyone who already typed this, i dont read all of the comments prior to my post, i think you all would understand that. :P

  46. Profile photo of Sharky19
    Sharky19 Male 18-29
    82 posts
    May 4, 2008 at 12:11 pm
    I was about to make fun of someone. I thought the video was someone throwing a boomerang in outer space...
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    killamop Male 13-17
    72 posts
    June 15, 2008 at 6:22 pm
    ok tony jet if he wasnt wearing any spacesuit whatsoever why did u think they were actually in drating space?
  48. Profile photo of adamglr
    adamglr Male 18-29
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    October 24, 2008 at 7:38 pm
    I THINK...it works cuz look..he is breathing...cuz there is actually air...but i think if they were outside in a suit..it would be a different story

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