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Playing With Water… in Space!

Expedition 30 astronaut and chemical engineer Don Pettit continues his ongoing “Science off the Sphere” series with this latest installment, in which he demonstrates some of the peculiar behaviors of thin sheets of water in microgravity. Check it out — you might be surprised how water behaves when freed from the bounds of gravity (and put under the command of a cosmic chemist!)

See more Science off the Sphere episodes here.


A graphic designer in Rhode Island, Jason writes about space exploration on his blog Lights In The Dark, Discovery News, and, of course, here on Universe Today. Ad astra!

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  • Fernando Tarnogol March 9, 2012, 3:24 PM

    Don seems to be high on the first leg of the clip :))

    Pretty amazing how stuff behave in microgravity

  • katesisco March 9, 2012, 10:49 PM

    Well, we are a water planet and a gravity well, wonder which one came first?