bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Crystallised honey bothers space scientists

Yesterday, Expedition 10 crewmembers marked their 100th day in space. Honey is on their experiments list. They are studying the viscosity of molten materials because the absence of gravity in space means that drop distortions do not occur. It seems that in the last experiment the honey crystallized.

The press release is quite technical but regrettably not very clear on the matter ... In any event they appear to be running the experiment again as part of the Miscible Fluids in Micro Gravity experiment. On Wednesday they plan to walk in space.


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