Keep Your Cool! New Experiment Will Help Understand Heat Transfer in Space

NPBX Experiment — boiling at Earth normal gravity and low gravity. (NASA)

>From a NASA news release:

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. (…) Read the rest of Keep Your Cool! New Experiment Will Help Understand Heat Transfer in Space (307 words)

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