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The Physics of Space Gardens

  • Subject: [ferns] The Physics of Space Gardens
  • From: Bob Needham bneedham@cisco.com
  • Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 13:44:02 -0700 (PDT)

It couldn't happen on Earth: A tiny bubble of air hangs suspended inside a
droplet of water. The heavy droplet rests in the cup of a delicate green
leaf, yet the stalk doesn't bend at all. A new picture from the
International Space Station (ISS) illustrates some of the strange physics
of gardening in space.


Have you missed any recent Space Station Pictures of the Day?  Check the
archives: http://science.nasa.gov/ppod/archive.html

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