NASA Astronaut Plays With A Bubble Of Colorful Water

Posted: Oct 14 2015, 8:04am CDT | by , Updated: Oct 14 2015, 6:20pm CDT, in News | Latest Science News

 

NASA Astronaut Plays with a Bubble of Colorful Water
Credit: NASA/ISS
 

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The floating bubble was filmed by Epic Dragon Camera, which captures images up to 4k, four times more detail than any other HD camera.

The International Space Station (ISS) shares spectacular images of celestial objects from time to time. But, this time around, they filmed something simple inside the space station under zero gravity conditions and it turned out to be really amazing.

Astronaut Scott Kelly created a bubbly ball of colorful liquids in space and recorded it with Red Epic Dragon camera, a latest camera which is capable of capturing resolutions of up to 4k, meaning four times more detail than any other HD camera. The gadget projects up to 6144 x 3160 pixels compared to conventional cameras with 1,920 x 1,080 pixels and records 300 frames per second, which makes it ideal for recording fast moving events in slow motion and showing great details.

The video allows its viewers to closely observe how a floating bubble changes slowly as different dyes and fizzy substances are added into it. The experiment is part of the series of videos released from International Space Station since July 2015 and is aiming to test the recording abilities of the new camera to collect valuable information.

"The cameras are being evaluated for capturing science data and vehicle operations," explained NASA earlier this year. "The higher resolution images and higher frame rate videos can reveal more information when used on science investigations, giving researchers a valuable new tool aboard the space station."

The latest camera was sent to space station in January 2015 where astronauts tested it out and had a little fun in the microgravity environment of space.

“This is a huge leap in camera technology for spaceflight,” said NASA imaging program manager Rodney Grubbs. “These cameras have large censors capable of very high resolution imaging at high frame rates. It is like having a high speed 35mm motion picture film camera, but it is compact, can use lenses we already have up there, and it is digital.”

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