When most people think of lightning, they think of diagonal, illuminated thunderbolts shooting down to Earth. But what happens when the lightning takes another direction? Scientists at Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory have been studying the phenomenon of upside-down lightning (also known as "gigantic jets") and their results have been, ahem, illuminating.
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Written by Curiosity Staff August 31, 2017
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