The International Space Station (ISS) serves not only as a symbol of human achievement but also as a laboratory in space where scientists can conduct experiments that are impossible on Earth due to the absence of gravity. Such experiments and their potential benefits to life on Earth captivate many people. If you follow the ISS on social media, you may have seen the photos and videos they share of intriguing experiments conducted in their laboratories. One recent experiment involved an astronaut placing gummy bears inside a floating water bubble, leaving internet users amazed by this fascinating display in outer space.
The video was shared on the official Instagram handle of the International Space Station (ISS). In the clip, we can see an astronaut carefully placing gummy bears inside a floating water bubble. As the video progresses, the astronaut hits the water bubble with his face, and it bursts. "Fun with surface tension in space!" wrote the ISS. The ISS also explained the phenomenon, stating that "surface tension describes a property of liquids in which molecules of one substance are more attracted to each other than molecules of another substance, causing them to stick together." You can take a look at the full video here:
Since it was shared, the video has amassed over 2.4 million views, 119K likes, and thousands of comments. The astronaut's fascinating experiment with gummy bears captivated internet users, resulting in a flood of reactions in the comments section. Check out some of the reactions below:
"So what we are thinking is that scientists aboard the ISS are doing amazing science stuff, this is actually what they are doing."
"Gummy bears floating in zero gravity water is something I didn't know I needed to see."
"I'm just really happy that there are gummy bears in space."
"Love watching space stuff like this."
"Interesting how the jelly babies are just under the surface of the water and not in the middle."
"And no gummy bears were injured during this awesome demonstration."
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