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Will a magnet work in space? Answered

Will a magnet work in space, if so, will its strength be affected making it seem stronger or weaker?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Best Answer 9 years ago

Yes, magnets work wherever.

Their effects may seem more pronounced, simply because there will be much less friction to overcome, in much the same way as a mere human can push twenty thousand kilogrammes at a reasonable speed when that mass is floating on a canal.

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iceng
iceng

Answer 9 years ago

When you mention words like pronounced and speed in a sentence,
I think of  inverse square law :-)

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caarntedd
caarntedd

9 years ago

Astronauts work in space.

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Derek Vigil
Derek Vigil

Answer 9 years ago

I had no idea.

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iceng
iceng

9 years ago

I wasn't kidding farmers take stainless steel covered magnets and put them
into a free range cow's stomach.
This protects cows from intestinal damage by small shreds of iron
( sharp as knives ) that indiscriminate eating bovines regularly ingest
to suffer or die.
The magnets keep iron scraps in a cow's stomach where stomach juices
can dissolve over time.

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justin.jackson
justin.jackson

Answer 9 years ago

i used to go to a feed store that sold those when i was a kid and play with em all the time. Great little magnets.

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iceng
iceng

Answer 9 years ago

And in NV they still do.
Thanks, 4 speakin up :)
Gave you a vote.

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lemonie
lemonie

Answer 9 years ago

Wow

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Kaptain Kool
Kaptain Kool

9 years ago

Thanks for all of the helpful comments!

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lemonie
lemonie

9 years ago

Magnetism and gravity don't really have any effect upon each other in practical terms.
The only real difference between space and terra firma is the things like air, water, concrete etc.
iceng has your answer in the relative permittivity aspect.

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willywoozle
willywoozle

9 years ago

Yes it does work in space because the earth is a giant magnet and its magnetic field passes through space and compasses still work so magnets therefore work in space.

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Vyger
Vyger

9 years ago

Yep, Nope.

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Vyger
Vyger

Answer 9 years ago

(Montana style reply.)

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gmoon
gmoon

9 years ago

Magnets work in space.
Magnets work most anyplace.
While stronger they seem in orbital oscillations,
Tis only the lack of gravity's perturbations.

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iceng
iceng

9 years ago

The magnetic permeability of free space is nearly identical to our atmosphere.
So you will not be able to tell the magnetic pull tiny tiny difference.

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kelseymh
kelseymh

9 years ago

Of course. Not at all.

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iceng
iceng

9 years ago

Yes it will work in space, in water even in a Cow's stomach.

You mean will the magnetic pull on suitable objects be different But
It may get dirty depending where in space you hold it.