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In Avengers: Infinity War, Ebony Maw trapped Doctor Strange and took him to space along with the unexpected guests Tony Stark and Peter Parker in a 'donut' like spaceship.

To save Doctor Strange from Maw, Iron Man blasted a hole in the spaceship which is travelling at light speed. By doing this Stark eventually saved Doctor Strange by pulling Ebony Maw out of the ship who died instantly in space. But, why didn't Doctor Strange die while he was exposed to space (he doesn't have any pressure suite like Iron Man or Spider-Man) before Iron Man closed the hole using blasters?

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    Because of magic – Valorum Nov 9 '18 at 9:45
  • @Valorum First I thought the same.Strange hands where tied, how would he invoked a spell. – Lingaraj Nov 9 '18 at 9:50
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    You assume that all Strange's spells require somatic components. That need nor be the case. It is also possible that Strange put some protective enchantments on himself before going into battle. – Klaus Æ. Mogensen Nov 9 '18 at 9:54
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    The real question is why did Ebony die so quickly... human potentially can "survive" 30seconds in the void of space – Naib Nov 9 '18 at 20:34
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    “Ebony Maw... died instantly in space”. Did he though? – Paul D. Waite Mar 6 at 11:25
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He may have been protected by the ship's atmosphere during the rescue

In the clip below, you can see the ship's atmosphere venting into space around Dr Strange until Spider-man pulls him in. Perhaps the air, which must be oxygenated, allowed him to breathe. It's also likely the air inside the ship was warmer than the vacuum of space, so possibly the minor temperature increase prevented him from freezing so quickly, as we saw happen with Ebony Maw.

Various sources also suggest that a human can survive 15 seconds in space before losing consciousness. Dr Strange was in space for just under that time.

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    the real question is why EM couldn't pull a Leia and rescue himself. – ths Nov 9 '18 at 11:10
  • Perhaps the air, which must be oxygenated, allowed him to breathe - it wouldn't really work that way. You inhale air because the expansion of your chest creates a lower pressure than the surrounding atmosphere. But competing in pressure reduction with the vacuum of space seems pretty tough. – Misha R Nov 9 '18 at 19:17

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