Astronauts have hard jobs. And like anyone with hard jobs, they deserve some french fries and a nice, deep-fried turkey after work. Don't we all? But there's bad news. According to a new study, it's impossible to fry food in zero g. Nooooooooooo!
It doesn't take a genius to figure out that it's not practical to fry food in microgravity; all you have to do is watch some footage of water in space and then imagine scalding hot oil. But researchers John S. Lioumbas and Thodoris D. Karapantsios went deeper for their study recently published in Food Research International with some wild experiments that are almost as insane as floating oil globs. They tried to fry food in a centrifuge, for instance.