Bubble

Bubble


8 Comments on “Bubble”

  1. Chris says:

    Just one more example of bubble violence. My heart goes out to the two under bubbles that are now motherless.

  2. Stephen says:

    It is interesting that the two smaller bubbles that are stuck to the surface of the larger one are able to escape unscathed when the large bubble pops. It seems to me that the disintegration wave must have a leading edge that is longitudinal in nature, which can be seen on the top surface as a rainbow-like change in color in front of the final edge of disintegrating surface. This leading edge wave must not be able to efficiently propagate into the smaller bubbles as their membranes are locally at right angles to the larger bubble. The droplet fly-off pattern is also very interesting. I would be very curious to know the source of this high speed photography and if any analysis accompanied it.

  3. Sebastian says:

    @Chris
    Fear not. They will grow up strong. Maybe climb to the top of the fizz and conquer the rest of the bottle someday. Maybe.

    @Stephen
    I found it at this animated gif collection (in fact the url is in the image) which, of course, doesn’t answer your question since the site doesn’t state a source. Oh well.

  4. swillis says:

    The gif comes from a show on the discovery channel called Time Warp, they do a lot of slow motion science, im sure you can find a clip on youtube from that episode.

  5. joe d says:

    Does the back end of the bubble disintegrate before or after pellet hits it?

  6. Dan says:

    I believe the source would be from the show Time Warp on Discovery Channel. They did part of on episode on this.

    link: http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/time-warp/time-warp.html


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