• Question: are you able to boil an egg in space?

    Asked by shanemoore to Arlene, David, Paul on 22 Nov 2012.
    • Photo: David McKeown

      David McKeown answered on 22 Nov 2012:

      Water boils at a much lower temperature in space than it does on earth, so it might be easier to boil an egg in space. That’s if your egg doesn’t float away on you.

    • Photo: Paul Higgins

      Paul Higgins answered on 22 Nov 2012:

      In space, I don’t think water can be a liquid, it just goes straight to gas. So technically water is always boiling in space (unless it is ice, like a comet). you could probably boil an egg in its shell by just putting it out in space, in front the sun. the suns radiation would heat it up the egg, and as long as the egg lost its heat slower than the sun was heating it up, it would cook in its own shell, and probably explode!