Oh hey, NASA! Thanks for stopping by to drop some insanely dope footage of a phenomena your scientists and astronauts definitely understand better than I ever will!
Upon the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly demonstrated what happens when effervescent tablets of different color dye are added to floating ball of water. The reactions that take place are mesmerizing to watch, especially since they were captured on a Red Dragon 4K camera, which has the ability to film at 300 frames per second at a resolution of 6,144 x 3,160. In laymen’s terms, that’s four times the size of the HD we’re accustomed to seeing on television.
I highly recommend watching in 4K if your device is capable, because WHOAAAAA.
NASA explained how using the nearly $60,000 camera has aided scientists in better understanding the universe:
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. This footage is one of the first of its kind. The cameras are being evaluated for capturing science data and vehicle operations by engineers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
Space is dope.
[h/t I Fucking Love Science]