Bubbles and balloons burst in a fraction of a second. But a lot is happening in that fleeting moment.
To capture and understand the process, scientists from the Splash Lab of Utah State University used high speed cameras to film bubbles and balloons bursting. Thanks to this stunning slow-motion footage, shown in the video above, they’re able to answer many questions like, how does a bubble pop? Why does the color of the soap film change?
But it’s not just for fun. These experiments, and the imaging technology, help advance research on fluid dynamics, which is the physics of fluids and gases in motion.