This is what ZZ Top looks like in space

Astronaut Don Pettit (previously: 1, 2, 3) loves performing intriguing experiments using the microgravity of the International Space Station. For his most recent video, Pettit visualized the sound waves of ZZ Top's "TV Dinners" using several blobs of water and a speaker. Now I sort of want a television series in which ZZ Top are shot into the depths of the Solar System and must navigate their way home by riding the solar wind with their beards.


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Too damn awesome. Take THAT, visualizer plugins! I'd love to know if those two speakers are wired as different channels, or if the one on the left has a high-pass filter and is acting as a tweeter (my guess). As the song gets kicking, you can see that the one on the left is definitely receiving higher frequencies and ejecting droplets at a faster rate. I also love the slow descent into chaos as the drops lose volume and the surface tension becomes easier to break. What a great video!