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Seeing Sprites

From: Rick Nielsen <nilthchi.nul>
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2012 05:17:13 -0700 (PDT)
Archived: Wed, 15 Aug 2012 17:59:47 -0400
Subject: Seeing Sprites

Seeing Sprites: Researchers Catch Glimpses of Electromagnetic
Bursts High in Earth's Atmosphere


ScienceDaily (Aug. 14, 2012) -- High above the clouds during
thunderstorms, some 50 miles above Earth a different kind of
lightning dances. Bursts of red and blue light, known as
"sprites", flash for a scant one thousandth of a second. They
are often only visible to those in flight above a storm, and
happen so quickly you might not even see it unless you chance to
be looking directly at it. One hard-to-reach place that gets a
good view of sprites is the International Space Station. On
April 30, 2012, astronauts on the ISS captured the signature red
flash of a sprite, offering the world and researchers a rare
opportunity to observe one.

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