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Vomit Comet

Have you ever boiled a pot of water and noticed how the bubbles rise to the surface? Well, in outer space the lack of gravity makes bubbles behave differently. That’s what makes the special method of "flow-boiling" so important to astronauts. This past semester, Purdue students in the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics designed their own "flow-boiling" device. With the help of NASA, they got to test their experiment aboard a Zero-Gravity flight called the Vomit Comet. See how they built and tested their device in this segment of Boiler Bytes. More Boiler Bytes: https://www.purdue.edu/boilerbytes