Photograph credit: Mark C Hughes
In this photograph and during a freezing temperature, about -20C/-4F, Mark decided to blow bubbles and take pictures of them as they freeze. As a kid playing with bubbles was fun, and simple but the truth is, creating bubbles and the science behind them is a bit complicated. Bubbles consist of two soap films, and they have two layers an inside and outside one. The bubble bursts when the water evaporates and stays together based on the surface tension of the soap film. To make the bubbles stronger at freezing temperatures, the soap film needs to be stronger. To do so, adding glycerine or corn syrup is necessary. To make the bubbles form crystals as shown, Mark added a small number of sugar crystals. I like this photograph because it combines both art and science behind the frozen bubbles.
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