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Hey, I'm having a debate with a kid in school about what would happen to your body if it was floating out in space without protection of a space suit. Would you implode?
Question Date: 2004-04-19
Answer 1:

What would happen would actually be more of an explosion than an implosion. On earth, the air in your body is in equilibrium with the air of Earth's atmosphere, which pushes with a force of 1kg per square centimeter. If you were immediately thrown into space without a suit,you there would be no pressure on the outside of your body to balance the pressure from the inside, and the result would be a pretty gruesome explosion.


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