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New light ning discovered?

Lomonosov

Has a new and mysterious type of ultraviolet light phenomena been observed by the Russian Lomonosov satellite? Normally bursts of these sorts are electric plasma lightning and thunderstorm related but the mystery is the skies and heavens were clear of clouds and thunderstorms. The MVL-300 spacecraft’s mission includes looking for upward lightning discharges and transient …

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Erupting the magma chamber paradigm

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The end of localised magma chambers being the only natural power source for volcano eruptions? Natural electrochemistry processes. The formation, storage and chemical differentiation of magma in the Earth’s crust is of fundamental importance in igneous geology and volcanology. Recent data are challenging the high-melt-fraction ‘magma chamber’ paradigm that has underpinned models of crustal magmatism …

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Plasma ball lightning: Peer review experiments

plasma ball lightning experiments peer reviewed

Peer review ball lightning experiments investigating the very puzzling and mysterious plasma balls (plasmoids?) or just balls of lightning. It is remarkable that we could create the synthetic electromagnetic knot – that is, quantum ball lightning – essentially with just two counter-circulating electric currents, added co-lead author Dr Mikko Möttönen, of Aalto University. ‘Thus, it …

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Earthquake luminosities

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Mysterious natural electric lights (perhaps some are glow mode plasma discharges?) have been observed before, during and after earthquakes since man could record such things. Earthquake lights are a phenomenon so unusual that they border on myth. The first known reports of them are from 89 BC, with spotty descriptions over the centuries. … Earthquake …

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Lightning strikes and explodes river!

lightning strike discharge river video

Amazing and it actually is amazing video of a lightning discharge strike into a river and the explosive carnage it creates. Watch in the film as the electrical current goes through the water away from the plasma discharge with the explosion following it. Could it have even been faked? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlgeUfUpuZs   Thanks to Brent Hofman …

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