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Bubble Jet

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Caption: A smaller, daughter bubble created by the rupture of a larger bubble ruptures on a much faster timescale and also forms a jet. This jet breaks up into micron-sized droplets which are propelled into the atmosphere at speeds exceeding 5 m/s. Therefore the rupture of a centimeter-sized bubble can lead to the aerosolization of dozens of fine droplets into the atmosphere.

Credit: Courtesy of the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

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