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The Power of Positive Lightning

Airplanes are built to withstand bolts of lightning, because strikes on planes happen now and again. But in 1999, a glider soaring above Dunstable, England, was struck by a bolt out of the blue -literally, because the plane was not in a storm- which ripped the craft apart at the seams, including peeling apart the [...]

Auroras on Saturn

Image: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona/University of Leicester Earth is not the only planet with the phenomenon of polar lights, Saturn has ‘em too! NASA’s Cassini orbiter captured infrared images that revealed the stunning sights. From National Geographic’s Breaking Orbit Blog: In the picture, the ring of green auroras might seem faint, but that curtain of light is shooting [...]