Sunday, 23 April 2017

I Could Not Believe What I Was Seeing,

in this video taken in zero gravity in a space station,

what I was looking at is called the Dzhanibekov effect, named after Vladimir Aleksandrovich Dzhanibekov who is a former cosmonaut, the effect is also called the Tennis Racket theorem, it occurs when any object is spun in each of its 3 different axis, 

to make sense of all of this I found this short video in the web, so the next time I drop my mobile telephone I can watch and now know why it spins, twists and tumbles, before Mr. Gravity claims it.

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