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Space Balloonacy: Popping balloons in ISS microgravity

Because doing physics in space can produce some rarely-seen results, NASA astronaut Don Pettit conducted Space Balloonacy experiments, documented on video while aboard the International Space Station in 2011 and 2012. In this Science Off the Sphere video, he’s popping balloons in microgravity. Space Balloonacy!

So here’s the test — think about what you think will happen in this scenario. Will the water stay exactly where it was pre-pop, or will it move? If you think it will move, why would it move?

popping balloons in microgravity

There are Science Off the Sphere videos galore at PhysicsCentral.com.

via Mental Floss.

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