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Boiling Bubbles are Cool in Space

28/02/2011

Boiling Bubbles are Cool in Space

  • Categoría Astronomía
  • It may seem illogical, but boiling is a very efficient way to cool engineering components and systems used in the extreme environments of space.
    , An experiment to gain a basic understanding of this phenomena launched to the International Space Station on space shuttle Discovery Feb. 24. The Nucleate Pool Boiling Experiment, or NPBX, is one of two experiments in the new Boiling eXperiment Facility, or BXF.

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