Researchers reveal about Smell of Rain

January 19, 2015 8:36 AM

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Researchers reveal about Smell of Rain

Petrichor is name of earthy smell after the rain. For many years, scientists have tried to discover where that smell comes from, but the mechanism remained a mystery. Now, researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have claimed to find the reason behind the phenomenon.

According to reports, the researchers had studied high-speed video of raindrops to know about petrichor. As per the researchers, the lovely, earthy smell has been released in tiny aerosol clouds that raindrops produce upon impact.

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