Slow Motion Awesome: Raindrop Impacts on Sand

There are a lot of everyday events that look very different when you slow them down — a lot, but this short video on a rain drop hitting landing in sand is particularly impressive.

The video was recorded by chemical engineers¬†at the University of Minnesota researching…. wait for it….¬†the types of craters that water drops of different momentum leave in the sand. The findings… these impacts are very similar to what happens when an asteroid hits a celestial body like earth or the moon.

If you’re having trouble on our site, watch it on Youtube here.

Josh Wolsky

Developer & Writer @TheMinot Voice, Fan of the Souris River, SavorMinot Advocate. Fortunate to be a 'former' City Council member ;)

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