# What would it look like to shatter a glass or break similar material in Zero Gravity?

I just had this thought today:

I wonder what the shattering would look like if you "dropped" a glass or a ceramic cup in zero gravity.

Obviously you can't drop it, you'd have to like throw it. But then what would it look like when breaking?

I was surprised not to find any YouTube videos showing it...

So what would happen? Will the pieces be shattered in all directions? Is it somehow harder to break a glass in space? Does it look like an explosion? Why has no one tried and filmed it yet?

• More of a physics question, I think. Besides the jury is still out on the mechanism of shattering glass - let alone shattering glass in vacuum. – Everyone Jun 30 '14 at 5:11
• In living spaces, this would be exceedingly dangerous, for tiny shards will be inhaled afterwards. – Deer Hunter Jun 30 '14 at 7:35

• Well, I'm a little offended, that randomly breaking s#!t supposedly has no apparent value, but your answer is very thorough. ;-) Thanks! – olli Jul 2 '14 at 15:46