Mesmerising sights of liquids in space (video)

10 Oct 2015740 Views

Astronauts on the International Space Station using 4K cameras captured a floating ball of water that includes an effervescent tablet and you have to admit they came up with some magical results.

Gigglebit is about fun, but it’s also about fascination! Today we bring you a fascinating insight into the kind of things astronauts get up to when they have time on their hands, a little bit of liquid and some colouring agents.

Astronauts on the International Space Station using 4K cameras captured a floating ball of water that includes an effervescent tablet and you have to admit they came up with some magical results.

Recording at four times the resolution of normal high-definition cameras they were able to show results that yielded more information than science investigations on the ground.

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According to NASA the results are the first of their kind and are being trumpeted as a new way of gathering science data.

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