A Worthington jet forms when the wake of a droplet falling into water collapses. Here, a colored backdrop is reflected.

A Worthington jet forms when the wake of a droplet falling into water collapses. Here, a colored backdrop is reflected.

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By Liam Murphy for Spring 2014 Get Wet.
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The Rayleigh-Plateau instability describes the breakup of a falling stream, here seen just before impact with a Worthington jet.
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