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What the Heck Is This?

If you've never seen this image before, it'd be hard to guess exactly what it is. But you might have guessed parts of it. Three hints:

It's a water bubble with candy trapped inside, floating freely on Endeavour. The photo was taken March 14, 2008. Astronaut Dominic Gorie, mission commander, holds a string near the bubble (see the full version below).

Check out also below a widely seen image of space shuttle Commander Loren J. Shriver pursuing floating chocolate-covered peanut M&M's on the aft flight deck of the shuttle Atlantis, with Earth in the background. It's an iconic image that reminds us how much fun it would be to go up there.

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Astronaut Dominic Gorie with a water bubble with candy trapped inside, floating freely on Space Shuttle Endeavour. (Image credit: NASA)

Loren J. Shriver pursuing floating chocolate-covered peanut M&M's on the aft flight deck of the shuttle Atlantis. (Image credit: NASA)
Robert Roy Britt
Rob was a writer and editor at Space.com starting in 1999. He served as managing editor of Live Science at its launch in 2004. He is now Chief Content Officer overseeing media properties for the sites’ parent company, Purch. Prior to joining the company, Rob was an editor at The Star-Ledger in New Jersey, and in 1998 he was founder and editor of the science news website ExploreZone. He has a journalism degree from Humboldt State University in California.