Image of the Day: Riding on Raindrops

A single raindrop falling on dry soil can spray a mist carrying thousands of microbes into the atmosphere. 

Mar 13, 2017
The Scientist Staff

A raindrop releasing thousands of aerosols, captured with high-speed imaging.JOUNG ET AL. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS

(See Y.S. Joung et al., “Bioaerosol generation by raindrops on soil,” Nat Commun, doi:10.1038/ncomms14668, 2017.)