I'm Kate. I do science. And when I'm not blowing stuff up, I'm trying to become a better photographer, musician, and cat. No really, Ruffles is teaching me to lay in front of the heater all day, beg for belly scratches whenever people are near, and tunnel under the area rug in the hallway. It's a good life.

This blog is a partial repository for my own photography, partial collection of inspiration photos (and a reflection of my love for photojournalism) and partial display of the chemistry nerd at my core. Check out more of my work on Flickr or follow me on Twitter!

 

Balls & bubbles without gravity
Stephanie Wissel | Princeton University | PPPL

The dynamics of the bubbles and splashes produced by a ball impacting water change dramatically when the force due to gravity is removed, leaving the only remaining driving forces: surface tension and inertia. A still shot from an experiment designed to investigate such a phenomenon shows that the bubble formed underneath the water’s surface expands rapidly and forms a jet, while the water above the surface gently floats away. Here the ball bounces off the bottom of the tank through the ever growing bubble.

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Balls & bubbles without gravity

Stephanie Wissel | Princeton University | PPPL

The dynamics of the bubbles and splashes produced by a ball impacting water change dramatically when the force due to gravity is removed, leaving the only remaining driving forces: surface tension and inertia. A still shot from an experiment designed to investigate such a phenomenon shows that the bubble formed underneath the water’s surface expands rapidly and forms a jet, while the water above the surface gently floats away. Here the ball bounces off the bottom of the tank through the ever growing bubble.

(source)