ISS Astronauts Capture Unique Fluid Behavior In 4K Resolution


Remember back in the days when we switched our TV’s from VHF to UHF? The UHF channels always seemed to be just a little bit clearer and with more quality. These days we’re so beyond UHF it’s silly. Some thought 1080p full HD was the pinnacle of television resolution but technology keeps on giving, enter 4K. ISS Astronauts (International Space Station) are using 4K video to capture some unique fluid behavior in space.

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. 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.

Some pretty amazing stuff and it looks like they’re having fun doing these experiments at the same time. What a job to have, floating in space tinkering with experiments and seeing how things work and react in space. Hopefully they’ll bring us more videos like this and maybe some day we’ll experience space, but it’s likely not in my lifetime.

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