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Home A close up of the Brazuca ball in Ames’ Fluid Mechanics Laboratory’s two-foot by two-foot wind tunnel. Smoke highlighted by lasers visualizes air flow around the ball. (NASA’s Ames Research Center) A close up of the Brazuca ball in Ames' Fluid Mechanics Laboratory's two-foot by two-foot wind tunnel. Smoke highlighted by lasers visualizes air flow around the ball. (NASA's Ames Research Center)

A close up of the Brazuca ball in Ames’ Fluid Mechanics Laboratory’s two-foot by two-foot wind tunnel. Smoke highlighted by lasers visualizes air flow around the ball. (NASA’s Ames Research Center)

A close up of the Brazuca ball in Ames' Fluid Mechanics Laboratory's two-foot by two-foot wind tunnel. Smoke highlighted by lasers visualizes air flow around the ball. (NASA's Ames Research Center)

A close up of the Brazuca ball in Ames’ Fluid Mechanics Laboratory’s two-foot by two-foot wind tunnel. Smoke highlighted by lasers visualizes air flow around the ball. (NASA’s Ames Research Center)

A scale model of the 32-panel ball in Ames’ water channel. The green dye shows the water flow around the object. The pink dye is injected separately just behind the ball to show the position of the low-pressure zone behind the ball. (NASA’s Ames Research Center)