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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.