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Monday, May 19, 2008

Does a boomerang thrown in space return to its pitcher?

Yes:



From The New Scientist:

The boomerang behaved no differently than on Earth, flying back to Doi after he threw it. "It flew just like on Earth, and I was really surprised and impressed," Doi told his wife in a chat from space, according to Japan's Mainichi Daily News.

CLICK HERE for the entire article.

Remember that this would not happen in airless space... a boomerang needs air and the aerodynamic forces to do what it does.

You're welcome.

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3 Comments:

At 5/20/2008 9:13 AM, Blogger josh said...

That looks like a lot of fun! ok, I want to be an astronaut again.

 
At 5/20/2008 12:15 PM, Blogger Travis said...

Me too! Someone let me know as soon as fat people are allowed in space...

 
At 5/24/2008 8:14 AM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

I wish NASA would just build an elevator into space... CLICK HERE!

 

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