Study answers why it smells so good after it rains

January 20, 2015 5:39 PM

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Study answers why it smells so good after it rains

It turns out tiny bubbles may be to thank for that earthy smell we get after it rains, according to a study from researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Youngsoo Joung and Cullen R. Buie used high-speed cameras to capture raindrops falling on 28 different types of surfaces and studied what happened to the rain on impact.

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