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Fluid dynamics

Impact on Everest

When a drop of liquid plummets onto a surface, the result is a splash — but not it seems if the process occurs at reduced atmospheric pressure. Here, perhaps, is a way to tune splash behaviour for practical ends.

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Figure 1: Impact zone.

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Quéré, D. Impact on Everest. Nature 435, 1168–1169 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1038/4351168a

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