Watch what happens when you drop a bowling ball and a feather simultaneously in room with no air

In an amazing video that’s recently been going viral, you can see what happens when a bowling ball and feather are dropped in a room that has been completely vacuumed free of air.

Under normal conditions, a bowling ball hurls towards the ground at a much faster speed than a group of feathers.

“Now in this case, the feathers fell to the ground at a slower rate than the bowling ball, because of air resistance,” Brian Cox of the BBC said.

But, when air resistance is removed from the equation, something completely bizarre happens.

The scientific spectacle was captured on video inside NASA’s Ohio facility, which houses the world’s largest vacuum chamber.


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