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

By Jason Fitzpatrick on February 7th, 2012

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

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 02/7/12
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