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Giant 75 km long electricity jets – a natural phenomenon

“First caught on camera in 2003, “gigantic jets” shoot upwards from thunderclouds and can reach altitudes above 80 kilometres. But it wasn’t until 21 July last year that Steven Cummer at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and his colleagues managed to measure the electrical discharge from a single gigantic jet, released from tropical storm Cristobal.”

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