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Raindrop

Photo of three-dimensional white ovoid form on a stand AMNH/D. Finnin

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If the Hayden Sphere is the size of the human brain, then this model is the relative size of a raindrop.

The average raindrop is 2 millimeters in diameter. As it falls through the atmosphere, air friction distorts the raindrop into an oblate shape.