Jupiter has much stronger gravity than Earth thanks to its large size. Would that higher gravity affect the way a lava lamp works? Well, wonder no more, because Neil Fraser built a centrifuge in order to find out. And that was no small task:
The centrifuge is a genuinely terrifying device. The lights dim when it is switched on. A strong wind is produced as the centrifuge induces a cyclone in the room. The smell of boiling insulation emanates from the overloaded 25 amp cables. If not perfectly adjusted and lubricated, it will shred the teeth off solid brass gears in under a second. Runs were conducted from the relative safety of the next room while peeking through a crack in the door.So, did it work? Watch the above video to find out.