Saturday, 23 May 2015

SCIENTISTS “SEE” THUNDER FOR THE FIRST TIME

We have always been able to see lightning and hear thunder, but not hear and see thunder.


Scientists shot a long wire made of copper into a cloud using a small rocket. This generated a bolt of lighting, and the current followed the wire to the ground. This allowed the scientists and researchers to record the sound waves of the resulting thunder. The intense heating of the copper wire caused the green flashes.

By Maria Ferrajoli


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