Watch the spring thaw of seasonal dry ice (frozen carbon dioxide) on Mars, brought to us by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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You’ll need Dawn Dish Detergent (5 tablespoons), Glycerin (95%, 4 tablespoons), Distilled Water (1 cup), a bowl, a 100% cotton cloth strip, some dry ice (2 or 3lbs) and thick gloves for handling the dry ice (since dry ice will burn skin). Now watch!
Update: It’s Okay to Be Smart explains the science behind the fun!
Bubbles + Dry Ice (the solid form of carbon dioxide) come together in this step by step video for “creating planets.” It’s also a great DIY parent-kid project for learning about physics, gasses, surface tension, sublimation (when a solid turns into a gas without passing through a liquid phase), and — since dry ice will burn skin — how to safely conduct an experiment!
Previously: soap film rainbows on a bubble.