No, you probably wouldn’t see bolts of lightning flashing from Venus’ clouds

Venus may be a (slightly) gentler place than some scientists give it credit for.

Solar eruptions may have formed the first building blocks of life on Earth

A stormy, active Sun may have kickstarted life.

New laser lightning rod to deflect lightning over several dozen meters

This experimental breakthrough will lead to progress in lightning protection and lightning physics.

Why does lightning zig-zags, and how is it connected to the thundercloud above?

Physicist strikes gold, solving the 50-year lightning mystery.

Solar flare and lightning impact the edge of space in an unexpected way

Better understanding the impact on the Earth’s ionosphere will help improve communications.

New technology can potentially tame lightning

This technology may induce electrical discharge from passing lightning, helping to guide it to safe targets and reduce the risk of catastrophic fires

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