Watch astronauts play with colorful water in zero-G in mesmerizing NASA footage

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Nov 23, 2015

Dissolving effervescent tablets in water doesn’t sound like the coolest thing in the world, but when you do it in zero gravity on the International Space Station, the experiment gets a whole lot more interesting.

In a clip basically designed to make us geek out, NASA astronauts essentially play with colored water as it floats around the station. It’s absolutely mesmerizing, and is a nice reminder that space will forever be awesome.

Here’s NASA’s official description:

Once again, astronauts on the International Space Station dissolved an effervescent tablet in a floating ball of water, and captured images using a camera capable of recording four times the resolution of normal high-definition cameras. 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.

Check out the footage below and let us know what you think:

(Via NASA)

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