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Dancing Droplets: Water Droplets Orbiting in Micro-Gravity [Video]

In this fantastic video from the International Space Station, tiny drops of water are set into a beautiful electro-static orbit around, of all things, a knitting needle.

Don Pettit, aboard the International Space Station, uses a syringe, a piece of paper, a knitting needle, and water to demonstrate the effects of attraction between charged materials in a micro-gravity environment.

Science Off The Sphere: Episode 1

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  • Published 02/7/12

Comments (1)

  1. cee

    Gravity is Space’s way of trying to keep Chuck Norris away from it.

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