Death throes of a micro-pulsed plasma thruster

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The video depicts the spark formation of a Micro-Pulsed Plasma Thruster as the thruster ceases to operate properly. The video is taken at 1 million frames per second. For scale, the thruster is only 3.1 mm in diameter.