Lightning’s Mirror Image … Only Much Bigger

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Trees form a horizon from which a gigantic jet emerges; the thunderstorm is 200 miles away.

With a very lucky shot, scientists have captured a one-second image and the electrical fingerprint of huge lightning that flowed 40 miles upward from the top of a storm.

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China’s Weather Control Rockets to Ensure Dry Olympics

 China’s Weather Control Rockets to Ensure Dry Olympics

China is preparing an arsenal of rockets and aircraft to protect the Olympics opening ceremony from rain, hoping to disperse clouds before they can drench dignitaries at the roofless “bird’s nest” stadium.

Officials believe there is a 47% probability of rain during the August 8 opening ceremony and a 6% chance of a heavy downpour and will try to drain humidity from clouds before they reach Beijing.
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