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Old 08-06-2014, 08:43 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by crich70 View Post
There are plenty of errors in Sci Fi. I remember in one Star Trek movie they show a bottle of champaign revolving in space til it hits the hull of a star ship whereupon it shatters and liquid splatters. I'd think that a rigid substance like a champaign bottle would shatter in vacuum as there would be no external pressure and plenty of internal.
Nope. A thin glass container will easily withstand a 1 bar+ pressure differential. Glass is pretty strong stuff - it's just susceptible to impacts.

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Not to mention the contents should freeze solid at 250 below zero (the temp in orbital space).
It would either freeze or explode depending on whether or not it was in sunlight. Space itself has no "temperature".
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