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Space and Physics

What Happens When Molten Aluminum Is Poured Into A Lava Lamp?

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Morenike Adebayo

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clockJun 12 2015, 13:05 UTC
490 What Happens When Molten Aluminum Is Poured Into A Lava Lamp?
The Backyard Scientist

Lava lamps are oddly mesmerizing, brightening up any room with their hypnotic glow. Break open a lava lamp and you’ve got a mess on your hands. Within this entrancing object, colored bubbles of wax are suspended in a liquid. At the bottom of the lamp is a heating element, which warms the wax, allowing it to change density and float to the top where it cools and sinks – repeating the process for a fascinating show. So what would happen if you poured molten aluminum in one?

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In steps TheBackyardScientist with just the tools to find out. Check out his video below to see what happens when a molten metal meets a large lava lamp.

 

 

[H/T TheBackyardScientist]


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