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Binary Colloidal Alloy Test-3 (BCAT-3) Tabletop Space Station Experiment Continues"As above, so below," thus begins the Emerald Tablet that was inscribed in 300 B.C., long before we could look into the heavens and see a space station that might serve as a platform for exploring other worlds and for exploring the natural ways that order arises out of chaos. To raze the ancient intent of this quote (and lift it out of context), we note that the effects of gravity would be balanced (removed) at the center of the Earth (below) and that this is also the case aboard the International Space Station (above). Yet, those of us on Earth are caught in the middle, where the effects of gravity are profound and disturbing for observers wanting to study nature s self-organizing tendencies, tendencies that are masked by sedimentation and convection on Earth.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Glenn Research Center
Document Type
Meyer, William V.
(National Center for Space Exploration Research on Fluids and Combustion Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 2005
Publication Information
Publication: Research and Technology 2004
Subject Category
Space Processing
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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