Rain: Discover why each drop of rain is a mathematical impossibility.

Raindrops Are Mathematically Impossible (Video)

Raindrops Are Mathematically Impossible (Video)

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May 22 2015 1:14 PM

Raindrops Are Mathematically Impossible

Discover why every drop of rain is a minor mathematical miracle.

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The surface area of every raindrop presents a physical barrier to their formation. How is that barrier overcome? The MinutePhysics team breaks it down into (almost) understandable terms. Watch, rewatch, and learn.