MIT Scientists Have Discovered Origins of the Smell of Rain

January 20, 2015 1:08 PM

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Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have discovered the origins of the smell of rain. As you know, the rain does have a very specific smell and scientists have finally uncovered what it is that makes rain smell like rain.

MIT scientists can safely say that they’ve identified the process which creates the scent of rain. They have studied raindrops hitting the ground with the help of high-speed cameras. It was discovered that when a droplet of rain hits the ground, there the small air bubbles that get trapped under the...

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