five billion bells (jensa_chan) wrote in thequestionclub,
five billion bells

Okay, I need your help, TQC. I've tried Googling and suck at Googling the names for science stuff I can explain but don't remember the name for.

It's this theory, or rule, or something that says if you put atoms in a vacuum they'll all rush out to fill the space... kinda like dumping marbles in the middle of the floor and having them roll away (that's how it was explained to me, anyway). What is that called?

And if I haven't gone totally insane and just made that up or misremembered something, does that mean if we took a glass of water into space and threw it out the atoms would all zip to the ends of the universe? Or would they only spread so far?
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