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We’re not entirely sure if fidget spinners are still a thing on Earth. But judging by a new video from NASA, they’re still cool on the International Space Station.

The video uploaded on Friday by the Johnson Space Center YouTube account was trending Saturday on the social platform.

“How long does it spin? I’m not sure, but it’s a great way to experiment with Newton’s laws of motion!” the description on the video reads.

With the ubiquitous toy spinning in the foreground, Earth can be seen through a window of the station.

NASA astronauts Mark T. Vande Hei, Joseph M. Acaba and Randy Bresnik, along with European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli, perform a series of flips, spins and tricks with the spinners — which are normally found between the fingertips of kids back on terra firma.

STEM fans take note: Science Technology Engineering and Math are great, but Spinning Toys Equal Magic.

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