Is it called "floating" when there's no gravity?
If it's not called "floating" when there's no gravity, what's it called when there's no gravity?
- martyLv 71 year agoFavorite Answer
It's still referred as floating. Astronauts float around in space because there is no gravity in space. Everyone knows that the farther you get from Earth, the less the gravitational force is.
- Anonymous1 year ago
- Kevin7Lv 71 year ago
It could happen in weak gravity also
- 1 year ago
That is buoyancy
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- Ender772Lv 71 year ago
there is no such thing as no gravity ...but its called falling at the same speed as the aircraft
- oldprofLv 71 year ago
You have a point. Floating has always meant the physical state where a body is held in suspension by buoyancy force. On the ISS the astronauts are not held in suspension by the meager lift of the atm in the space station. So they are really not floating.
They are hovering above the floor of the ISS.
- GrundoonLv 71 year ago
- BillLv 61 year ago
Zero gravity is a common term
- billrussell42Lv 71 year ago
you can float in a pool of water, and there is plenty of gravity.
microgravity is one term that is used.