Episode

BrainStuff

HowStuffWorks

Science & Medicine, Natural Sciences, Society & Culture, Technology

Chart Positions

Natural Sciences 4
Science & Medicine 13

Whether the topic is popcorn or particle physics, you can count on BrainStuff to explore -- and explain -- the everyday science in the world around us.

Why doesn’t the vacuum of space suck away Earth’s atmosphere?

October 1st, 2012

Episode 983 of 1067 episodes

It's often said that "nature abhors a vacuum." If that's true, then why doesn't the vacuum of space suck away our atmosphere? Tune in as Marshall Brain explains the science behind vacuums in this HowStuffWorks podcast.

Featured Podcast

Listen