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Rain Drops Are Physically Impossible!

We’re all familiar with rain – moisture condensed from the atmosphere that falls visibly in individual drops. But did you know that rain drops actually go against the laws of physics?

MinuteEarth explains why it is physically impossible for raindrops to form simply through condensation alone.

For a more in-depth explanation, Henry from MinutePhysics will break it down.

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Watch the Launch of the Planetary Society’s Groundbreaking Light Sail Live!

The Planetary Society, the largest non-governmental space exploration advocacy organization, is launching the prototype of their LightSail into space on an Atlas V rocket later today.  The mission goal is to test the deployment of the satellite’s solar sails.  Full on solar sailing won’t happen until their next mission in 2016!

Coverage of the launch begins at 10:45 am and the launch windows are 11:05 – 11:15 am and 12:42 – 12:52 pm.

You can watch the launch streaming here!

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