By Adi

Science off the SphereSpace is cool. Being in space is even cooler (both literally and metaphorically!) Doing science in space is perhaps the coolest job there is.

The International Space Station is now in its prime and astronauts on-board are spending most of their time doing experiments of all sorts for scientists on the ground.  There are some experiments that are possible only in the micro-gravity experienced on the space station. For example the Geoflow experiment will shed light on conditions deep inside Earth by recreating aspects of mantle flow.

Here astronaut and chemist Dr. Don Pettit does some physics demos that are out of this world.

Dancing Droplets:


Thin Film Physics

Fun with Antibubbles

Space Soundwaves