smoke rings in space?

Can you make a smoke ring in space? or does it not work? Where does all the smoke go?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Well,

    First off, no one could make smoke rings the normal way in space, because you can't breath in space. Our lungs need air under pressure in order to absorb oxygen, but in space there is no pressure -- just vacume. So if you had a big breath of cigarette smoke and took off your helmet you wouldn't be able to hold your breath to make a smoke ring -- it would all just come shooting out all at once!

    A machine could make a smoke ring as you could make a machine strong enough to hold and push out some smokey air at just the right speed and shape to make a ring. Smoke is just carbon dioxide, water, and particles of unburned stuff (tar, ashes, nicotine, etc.) so it would just float around in space with all the other items (rocks, ice, dust, asteroids, etc.)

  • 1 decade ago

    No, you can't make smoke rings in space because they are a result of eddies in the gases that make up air and since space has no air there can't be an earth type smoke ring.

  • 1 decade ago

    they say you cant burn any thing with out o2 but the sun burns explosion would make a smoke bubble not a ring you can use a canon to make a ring in space with relative low energy if you were in a gas cloud some friction is needed to make the vortex needed to turn the gas back on its self making the ring your looking for in space with out the pocket of gas you would not get the ring effect you would get a blob or something of a sphere

  • eri
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    1 decade ago

    Well, there are smoke rings in space - of a sort. Look up 'planetary nebula' and 'supernova remnants'. They expand out from their source (a dying star), eventually fading into nothing as they disperse far into space. They'll just keep moving out (expanding) if nothing gets in the way.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You can light a gas fire in space. You just need to provide the oxygen needed for the combustion to occur.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    In the shuttle you could. In space, even if you could somehow blow that ring, it would instantly disperse very quickly into the vacuum.

  • 1 decade ago

    When u light a fart it makes a ring even in outer space, Swear!!

  • 1 decade ago

    No, you can't. Nothing would even be able to light in space, being that fire is mainly fueled by oxygen.

  • 1 decade ago

    no, it goes into yuor lung

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