Former NASA Scientist Shows That Dropping an Egg From Space Doesn’t Crack It

Former NASA Scientist Shows That Dropping an Egg From Space Doesn’t Crack It

It’s not mandatory to be a scientist to realize that outer space works in mysterious ways. Eggs usually crack very easily while getting in contact with hard objects or if you simply drop them from high above the ground. Even from a distance of a meter, an egg will easily crack, spreading its delicious and nutritious content on the floor due to gravity.

But a former NASA scientist by the name of Mark Rober wanted to see if eggs can have a completely different fate if they’re being dropped from space. That means above the Earth’s atmosphere, which has an incredible height of about 10,000 kilometers. What’s for sure is that objects behave a bit differently when they smash into Earth from way beyond the boundaries of our atmosphere. For instance, asteroids came with huge speeds of tens of thousands of miles per hour. That’s because the farther away an object falls from, the highest its velocity will be.

The egg remained intact after the touchdown

Believe it or not, the former NASA scientist has proven to the world that his egg hasn’t been broken after it fell from space. Feel free to watch the proof below:

Mark Rober needed three years to put his idea into practice, as that’s how long he had it in mind. Although he originally considered dropping the egg from the tallest structure on Earth, he made up his mind by dropping it from space. 

The tallest building on Earth is Burj Khalifa from Dubai (United Arab Emirates). The building is 828 meters tall, and it has been the tallest one on Earth since 2010. The construction of Burj Khalifa began almost two decades ago, in 2004. Some of the structural steel of the building had its origin in the Palace of the Republic in East Berlin, meaning the former East German parliament.

Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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