Watch How Water Behaves in Zero Gravity

Caitlin Schneider

In the world of zero gravity, everything looks a whole lot different—and when it comes to water, the results are spectacular.

The Royal Institution sent lecturer Kevin Fong on a parabolic flight that simulates a weightless, space-like environment. There, he did a series of small experiments to see how water behaves in zero gravity. The visuals are pretty unreal, but host Jon Farrow provides helpful explanations for the science behind H2O's wacky zero-gravity behavior. He’ll even tell you why, in space, a ping pong ball sinks in water.

When you’re done, check out the 360 degree footage from the flight.

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