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Liquid Crystals – 1g vs Microgravity

The Observation and Analysis of Smectic Islands in Space (OASIS) experiment examines the behavior of liquid crystals in microgravity. Specifically observing the overall motion and merging of microscopic layers that form "smectic islands" on the surface of bubbles. Results on earth seen on the left and results in microgravity seen on the right.

Image Credit: NASA