Scientists Just Took The First ‘Image’ Of Thunder

We have
comprehended galaxies that formed 13 billion years ago and much more. And now,
we have seen thunder. Yes! Thunder.  When
we think of tornadoes and storms, we think of raging winds that rock through
the trees, bright sparks of lightning blazing the Earth, and the crashing sound
of thunder echoing in the distance.

Courtesy of University of Florida, Florida Institute of Technology, and
Southwest Research Institute

We surely
don’t think of the flashes of thunder. But perhaps that should change. Lately,
researchers working at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in the United
States succeeded to capture the world’s first comprehensive image of thunder.
This act is notable as, in spite of the fact that lightning strikes the Earth
more than 4 million times a day, according to Dr. Maher A. Dayeh, a research
scientist in the SwRI Space Science and Engineering Division,  the physics that causes this procedure is not
fully understood.

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