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Oklahoma Storm Generates 'Gigantic Jet' Lightning Bolt

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Oklahoma Storm Generates, 'Gigantic Jet' , Lightning Bolt .
Scientists have captured data from
a lightning bolt rising 50 miles into space which
offers clues into the mystery of 'gigantic jets.' .
Scientists have captured data from
a lightning bolt rising 50 miles into space which
offers clues into the mystery of 'gigantic jets.' .
Yahoo reports that the new research has
the potential to explain why they shoot up into
space as opposed to down towards the ground.
According to scientists, as many as, 50,000 'gigantic jets' , occur every year. .
Yahoo reports that the enormous lightning bolt
shot out of a thunderstorm in Oklahoma and
was the most powerful 'gigantic jet' every studied.
Average lightning bolts carry, less than five coulombs, of electrical charge.
The Oklahoma 'gigantic jet' , generated an estimated , 300 coulombs.
We were able to map
this gigantic jet in three
dimensions with really
high-quality data, Levi Boggs, Corresponding author
and a research scientist at the Georgia Tech
Research Institute (GTRI), via Yahoo.
Scientists have observed and studied
gigantic jets over the past two decades,
but recorded detections have been rare.
Researchers theorize that some unknown cause
could be blocking the flow of electrical charge
downward or in the direction of other clouds.
Records of the Oklahoma event show little lightning activity prior to the massive bolt of lightning shooting into the ionosphere

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