December 1, 2021

Even weak thunderstorms emit some of the most high-energy light on Earth

Pin It

By Andrew Freedman From Mashable SAN FRANCISCO — Thunderstorms of all shapes and sized produce high-energy gamma ray bursts, which are potentially harmful to pilots and passengers of aircraft in extraordinarily rare circumstances, scientists reported for the first time on Monday. These bursts of energy, which are thousands of times more intense than typical X-rays, […]