Un rayo en el planeta Tierra necesita sólo algunos simples ingredientes para generar una chispa. Esos ingredientes existen en todo el sistema solar y más allá.
The world’s largest cosmic ray detector accidentally spotted elves, an unusual lightning phenomenon high in the atmosphere. Now it’s intentionally looking for more.
Charged by thunderstorms and other weather phenomena, the global electrical circuit connects the entire planet.
Lightning on Earth needs just a few simple ingredients to generate a spark. Those ingredients exist throughout the solar system and beyond.
A greater understanding of lightning mechanisms is spurring the development of more accurate weather forecasting, increased public health precautions, and a more sophisticated understanding of lightning itself.
Scientists are assembling an online database with decades of low-frequency radio measurements collected worldwide to facilitate modern research about lightning, space weather, and more.
In May, we look at lightning—what it tells us about dangerous weather, how to find it on other planets, and what we might learn if we get all that data in one place.
A new technique spatially tracks lightning in real time and has been adapted by the National Weather Service.
In the early 1960s, a physicist enlisted the help of the public to study a rare atmospheric phenomenon.
Researchers used machine learning to develop a model that can predict lightning strikes to within 30 minutes of their occurrence and within 30 kilometers of a weather station by using just four simple atmospheric measurements.