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Study links lightning with gamma rays inside clouds


To study the link between lightning and gamma rays, searchers in Japan have installed a network of radiation detectors on the roofs of local schools and businesses. Photo by Yuuki Wada/University of Tokyo

To study the link between lightning and gamma rays, searchers in Japan have installed a network of radiation detectors on the roofs of local schools and businesses. Photo by Yuuki Wada/University of Tokyo

June 25 (UPI) -- Weak gamma-ray glows appear to precede lightning strikes and accompanying gamma-ray flashes under certain conditions.

Over the last several years, researchers at the University of Tokyo worked with schools ...


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