NASA’s 4K video of a water droplet in space is simply sensational


If you haven’t got a 4K display, you’ll wish you had because NASA has released some sensational 2160p footage, in which a water droplet miraculously transforms and dances in zero gravity.

The experiment was performed using water, an effervescent tablet and some food coloring, while the footage was filmed with a high-performance Epic Dragon camera made by RED. During the experiment aboard the International Space Station, the 4K camera captured some sensational frames of astronauts exploring the limits of water tension.

As you’ll see in the video below, the water droplet morphs into various forms and colours, hanging in zero-G like a miniature planet.

“The higher resolution images and higher frame rate videos can reveal more information when used on science investigations,” wrote NASA on its YouTube page, “giving researchers a valuable new tool aboard the space station.”


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