What does smoke look like in zero gravity? You know how in videos of people in zero gravity everythings all floating around and even water stays all together. What would smoke look like? Would it stay in a little cloud that you could push around and play with? Have astronauts ever smoked in space? I really wanna know!

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Mon, 12/12/2011 - 5:20am


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Mon, 12/12/2011 - 1:18am

My gut's telling me it would form a sphere but my brain is telling me it would just disperse as normal. i really hope my gut's right. oh and here's this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4zV4pJ8MwM "do you smoke grass in space or is it astro turf?"

 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 3:04am
81st Says:

I'm think it would dissipate as the gas molecules would have nothing holding them in place. Then again, maybe the absence of gravity would make the gas stay in one place like a ball. Brain fizz-art.

 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 3:39am
Iamsparrow Says:

Smoking in zero gravity is different than in space. I think it would be safe to assume that smoking inside a space shuttle vs. smoking out side of the shuttle in the vacuum of space would be completely different

This man agrees with you however...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_J6-3l3hCm0

 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 12:09pm

It would be impossible to smoke outside of the shuttle in actual space. To light an blaze the weed you would need oxygen which there is none in space.

 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 3:52am
TheGrouch Says:

haha, have you ever heard of Avatar the Last Airbender cartoon on nickelodeon? What if there was a smoke bender that could take a bong rip, exhale, and then bend the smoke into shapes and shit.

 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 9:59pm
Jsmerf Says:

^highdea better than the original. Yes.

 
 
Tue, 12/13/2011 - 12:30am
 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 4:13am

or what if when you blew it out it just floated there and you can inhale it again... and again... and again. Troll physics

 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 4:14am

Bro i said the same thing about smoking in space!!! it'd be the ultimate hotbox!!!

 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 6:18am
B-ez Says:

Did you really eat your weight in Godfathers Pizza?

 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 6:53am
teej05 Says:

DUDDEE!! I think about this EVERY time im flying high!! You could make smoke sculptures! I want to make a smoke dragon...

 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 6:55am
 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 10:43am

i wouldnt mind tryin some space strain. have a little indoor grow spot on the moon. airtight fields of "moonshine kush". hotbox in a spacesuit. thats the life.

 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 1:30pm
hilauren Says:

Just smoked a fat bowl...I definitely think it would form a spiral or something schweet and just travel away from you in fairly straight line. Made complete sense in ma head bahaha..awesome idea.

Ps I just utilized the edit button three times. Never knew it existed. It's gonna be a goooood day :D

 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 2:05pm
tghnnm Says:

u wudn be able to use a lighter to lit ur spliff up =///
im so confused
it sucks to be an astronaut ...

 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 2:10pm

Dude i know what your saying. The concept of fire in space is also EXTREMELY different so it would be fun to see what would happen;3 but what even be cooler would just eat a shit ton of pot brownies hand have a silly string fight in space c:

 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 5:12pm

more importantly, what would fire look like, the lighter that u used to light the bong would be just as intense

 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 9:06pm

Im pretty sure it would be about the same, smoke is practically weightless even when theres gravity, so it'd be equally weightless with no gravity, in the enclosed environment though, imagine if they hotboxed a whole fucking spaceship, theres nowhere for that smoke to go, we could have some super fucking high astronauts. fuck

 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 10:20pm
Bogie Says:

About to be the debbie downer. Gravity has nothing to do with pressures and temperatures. Relatively, smoke and air are of the same density and pressure so since the smoke would be hotter it would rise just like regular smoke due to convection. The way you blow it out gives the smoke the initial velocity, causing it to dissipate or blow rings. It'd look exactly the same.

BUT if you were in the vacuum of space that would be a different, TOTALLY AWESOME story. Smoke would cool instantly forming ice as soon as it made contact with the vacuum due to the 0 pressure / temperature system.

 
 
Tue, 12/13/2011 - 1:17am

YES. the only reason i clicke don this highDEA was to find the comment that would actually explain what happens. :)

 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 11:00pm
 
 
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 11:27pm

water has what's called surface tension, it's what gives rain drops their shape and the reason oil floats on the surface of water. it's also the reason liquids form spheres in space. You can probably find more on wikipedia. Gasses don't have that surface tension though, only liquids, so i think the smoke would spread around as usual.

 
 
Tue, 12/13/2011 - 8:01pm
Bingle Says:

Lol I dunno if anyone else has sasid this already but it wouldnt work, coz you need oxygen to burn something, and theres no gases atmosphere in space, but the ideas amazing

 
 
Tue, 12/13/2011 - 11:58pm

i read this highdea an passed it on to my buddy an we got the idea to call NASA an ask because well were both really high an it seemed like a good idea. so we googled it but nasa just isnt listed anywhere an 411 told us to quit smokin whatever we were smokin an not to bother nasa...i told her my next bong rip was dedicated to her in hopes that she will start smokin what im smokin

 
 
Wed, 12/14/2011 - 1:02am
Supra8809 Says:

It's a proven fact if you smoke a menthol in space your lungs will explode.