Share
 

Ask an Explainer

Q:

You told me smart phones have gyroscopes in them. Does that mean screen rotation would work in space?

A:

Yes! Cell phones use angular momentum to find their way around. Basically, any time we try and change their orientation, we're pushing against the momentum in the gyroscope. This will register inside the phone instruments and the screen will actually rotate. 

Submit a Question
Categories: Gravity & Air