# How can space be at rest?

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## Can you be at rest in space?

Space has no “up” or “down,” but it does have microgravity. As a result, astronauts are weightless and can sleep in any orientation. However, they have to attach themselves so they don’t float around and bump into something. Space station crews usually sleep in sleeping bags located in small crew cabins.

## Can an object be at absolute rest?

A body cannot exist at a state of absolute rest or absolute motion. For example, two persons sitting in a moving bus are at rest w.r.t each other but are in motion w.r.t. a person standing on the roadside.

## Why is space not absolute?

Since length is relative, the space cannot be absolute. The distance between two points in space is different for different observers, the distance depends on the velocity as well as the mass of the observer. For an observer travelling at near light speed, the universe will be very small (length contraction).

## Is there anything in space not moving?

I realize that in essence there is no object which can be considered as “not moving in space”. No object at all is moving in space if you are taking the point of view of its reference frame!

## How long is 1 year in space?

**One year in space would be 365 days /1 year on earth….. It takes 365 days for Earth to complete 1 revolution around the Sun…

## How long is 1 hour in space?

Explanation: The clocks in space tick more slowly than clocks on Earth., HENCE COVERING LESS TIME AS COMPARED TO EARTH IN THE SAME DURATION. One hour on Earth is 0.0026 seconds in space. Thus, upon calculation we find that one hour on Earth is equivalent to seven years in space.

## Do you age in space?

In space, people usually experience environmental stressors like microgravity, cosmic radiation, and social isolation, which can all impact aging. Studies on long-term space travel often measure aging biomarkers such as telomere length and heartbeat rates, not epigenetic aging.

## Do you age less in space?

So depending on our position and speed, time can appear to move faster or slower to us relative to others in a different part of space-time. And for astronauts on the International Space Station, that means they get to age just a tiny bit slower than people on Earth. That’s because of time-dilation effects.

## How cold is space?

According to data from the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) satellite, the temperature of space is 2.725K (2.725 degrees above absolute zero).

## Why is space dark?

Because space is a near-perfect vacuum — meaning it has exceedingly few particles — there’s virtually nothing in the space between stars and planets to scatter light to our eyes. And with no light reaching the eyes, they see black.

## What does space smell like?

A succession of astronauts have described the smell as ‘… a rather pleasant metallic sensation … [like] … sweet-smelling welding fumes’, ‘burning metal’, ‘a distinct odour of ozone, an acrid smell’, ‘walnuts and brake pads’, ‘gunpowder’ and even ‘burnt almond cookie’.

## Why doesnt the Sun shine in space?

In space or on the Moon there is no atmosphere to scatter light. The light from the sun travels a straight line without scattering and all the colors stay together.

## Why is there no sound in space?

Sound does not travel at all in space. The vacuum of outer space has essentially zero air. Because sound is just vibrating air, space has no air to vibrate and therefore no sound. If you are sitting in a space ship and another space ship explodes, you would hear nothing.

## Is it pitch black in space?

As they left Earth’s atmosphere, they were greeted by the inky darkness of space. Or were they? According to a new study scheduled to be published in The Astrophysical Journal, scientists have determined that outer space isn’t pitch black at all — it’s actually filled with light.

## Is there sound in space?

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On Earth, sound travels to your ears by vibrating air molecules. In deep space, the large empty areas between stars and planets, there are no molecules to vibrate. There is no sound there.

## Is there fire in space?

Fires can’t start in space itself because there is no oxygen – or indeed anything else – in a vacuum. Yet inside the confines of spacecraft, and freed from gravity, flames behave in strange and beautiful ways. They burn at cooler temperatures, in unfamiliar shapes and are powered by unusual chemistry.

## Can you fart in space?

Surprisingly, that isn’t the biggest problem associated with farting in space. Though you’re definitely more likely to worsen a small fire when you fart, it won’t always injure or kill you. The worst part about farting in space is the lack of airflow. Let’s take a step back and remember how farting on Earth works.

## Can you talk in space?

When astronauts are out in space, they can whistle, talk, or even yell inside their own spacesuit, but the other astronauts would not hear the noise. In fact, the middle of space is very quiet. Sound travels in waves, and it moves at different speeds through air or water or other materials.

## How quiet is it in space?

These too are pressure waves, but with some added magnetism. We can’t hear these magnetosonic waves in space. That is because the pressure variations are so small: a -100dB sound-pressure level (the human hearing threshold is about +60dB).

## Does the Moon make noise?

And what you’re actually hearing on that recording… MCCAMMON: All those beeps and blurps (ph) are radio and plasma waves in the moon’s magnetic field picked up by special equipment.