The experiments and studies aboard the International Space Station (ISS) often leave us amazed and they have managed to do it again, this time with a unique experiment on microgravity with water!
Originally tweeted by ISS Research (@ISS_Research) on January 14, 2022.

“Going with the flow. In space, we get a unique look at fluids, and we’re taking advantage of that in our station science experiments!” wrote the ISS in an Instagram post along with this video.

NASA’s International Space Station reported that the Ring Sheared Drop research team developed a device that uses surface tension rather than a solid container to hold liquids in microgravity.

“This enables scientists to remove the forces that differ from interfaces in the body they are attempting to model, gaining new insights into the diseases,” read the video caption.
A space station Delta Faucet experiment used microgravity to evaluate water drop formation and flow from a showerhead to create better performance, improve user experience, and conserve water and energy, read an ISS report.
In contrast to water in microgravity, on Earth, capillary forces, the small pushes and pulls that move liquid through a narrow tube, are overshadowed by gravity.

“In microgravity, these tiny forces come to the surface. Capillary systems can be simpler to use than current water-purification and air-cleaning systems. They rely on specific geometric shapes and fluid dynamics rather than complex pumps and machinery to move and store liquid,” ISS further explained.

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