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User avatar #6 - adunsaveme (07/11/2013) [-]
There's no pressure in space, right? So how do windows n **** on various crafts (e.g.space stations and shuttles) still shatter in space if they're too weak? Idk how pressure works
#13 to #6 - anon (07/11/2013) [-]
Because there is pressure on the inside (Still a pressure difference).
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User avatar #15 to #12 - adunsaveme (07/11/2013) [-]
There's pressure on the inside, no pressure on the outside.

If you have a sheet of thing glass in the vacuum of space, nothing will happen to it.
If you have a sheet of thin glass as a window on a spacecraft with pressure on the inside, the glass breaks and **** goes whooshing out.

I do not understand why.
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User avatar #21 to #19 - adunsaveme (07/11/2013) [-]
I was figuring out how pressure works, not why windows don't break.
Cheers anyway.
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#10 to #6 - anon (07/11/2013) [-]
I believe it's also to do with the pressure on the inside of the craft? Stuff like shattering can be caused by inside or outside pressure, regardless of the situation on the OTHER side (if that makes sense, English is not my first language)
#8 to #6 - anon (07/11/2013) [-]

The peak in the pressure gradient, pressure inside but not outside.
Also, structural tensions.

#7 to #6 - mackigol (07/11/2013) [-]
There is pressure on the inside.
User avatar #11 to #7 - adunsaveme (07/11/2013) [-]
Throw an analogy at me to help me understand this
User avatar #18 to #11 - snowshark (07/11/2013) [-]
In space there is nothing. It is empty. Gasses try to go where there is more room for them so if you put them in space where there is nothing but room the gasses will really want to go out into space.

To stop that happening you need to build the spaceship so that there are firstly: no holes the air can escape from and secondly: that the walls and windows are strong enough to withstand the amount of air pressing against it from the inside.
#16 to #11 - marioauditore (07/11/2013) [-]
There is an invisible sumo wrestler pushing the window from the inside, and nobody on the other side trying to stop him.
User avatar #20 to #16 - snowshark (07/11/2013) [-]
That is possibly the best analogy I've ever heard for pressure.

Good show.
User avatar #17 to #16 - adunsaveme (07/11/2013) [-]
and thats how pressure works
#14 to #11 - anon (07/11/2013) [-]
Water in a glass, air outside, there's more pressure in the glass than outside. It's why aquarium walls are so thick.
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