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Small satellites unravel the mysteries of Sprites

22 Feb 2012, 00:00 UTC
Small satellites unravel the mysteries of Sprites
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For many years, reports from pilots of unexplained lights above the clouds were treated sceptically. But since they were first photographed in 1989, scientists have actively tried to unravel the mysterious electrical events that occur above thunderstorms.

Some of these "transient luminous even...

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