• Question: what is the difference between explode.. and implode?

    Asked by beckiee100 to Philippa, Kate, Emily on 23 Jun 2011.
    • Photo: Emily Robinson

      Emily Robinson answered on 17 Jun 2011:

      How I understand it if something explodes everything is thrown outwards, but if it implodes everything crushes in on itself… although a physics person may have a better description that I do. 😀

    • Photo: Philippa Demonte

      Philippa Demonte answered on 18 Jun 2011:

      @beckiee100 @Emily is spot on!

    • Photo: Kate Clancy

      Kate Clancy answered on 23 Jun 2011:

      Yup, Emily’s got it. Luckily the science I do almost never deals with anything imploding or exploding!