Lightning, camera, action

This is an amazing photo of lightning. Taken by a camera that can capture images at one-sixth the speed of light.

Pretty cool. Because they also fired rockets into storm clouds with some wires to trigger the lightning.

“The rockets trailed wires behind them to direct the lightning through the camera’s field of view. Artificially triggering the lightning strike likely didn’t alter the natural workings of the thunderstorm, Dwyer noted. And, he said, “the advantage of triggered lightning is that we can repeat it.”

Wow. More details here.

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Nathan runs St Eutychus. He loves Jesus. His wife. His daughter. His son. His other daughter. His dog. Coffee. And the Internet. He is the campus pastor at Creek Road South Bank, a graduate of Queensland Theological College (M. Div) and the Queensland University of Technology (B. Journ). He spent a significant portion of his pre-ministry-as-a-full-time-job life working in Public Relations, and now loves promoting Jesus in Brisbane and online. He can't believe how great it is that people pay him to talk and think about Jesus.