In honor of astronaut Don Pettit’s launch to the International Space Station (and in the hope that he’ll do more neat microgravity fluids demonstrations while in space!), here’s a look Keep reading
In this Saturday Morning Science video, astronaut Don Pettit demonstrates Marangoni convection in microgravity using a water film with tracer particles, a soldering iron, and a flashlight. This same effect Keep reading
In this video astronaut Don Pettit demonstrates some interesting laminar flow effects using a water film in microgravity. By using a film, fluid motion is essentially confined to two dimensions. Keep reading
Removing gravity has interesting effects on fluids. Here an astronaut aboard the ISS demonstrates what happens when Alka-Seltzer is added to water in microgravity.