Can You Cry in Outer Space?

“I miss the earth so much. I miss my wife. It’s lonely out in space…”

Can astronauts cry in space?

 

Can you cry in outer space? Er, well… kind of.

Your eyes can produce tears in space but the zero gravity will not allow them to fall in dramatic streams down your face. The tears will instead form into watery blobs in and around your eyes and will remain there until you wipe them away or until they’ve built up enough mass to break away on their own. From there the tears will simply float around.

Watch the video below for an actual demonstration!


SOURCES:

http://www.tested.com/science/space/453084-astronauts-cant-really-cry-space-they-can-produce-space-tears/

About Hollie Black-Ramsey (45 Articles)
"I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're goin', and hook up with them later." -Mitch Hedberg

3 Comments on Can You Cry in Outer Space?

  1. oh my! Interesting! what about if you poop. Does the poop float around?

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