For the first time ever, an image has been captured of an elusive electrical phenomenon above the Earth.
An astronaut aboard the International Space Station imaged a kind of electrical discharge in the upper atmosphere known as a blue jet.
In this Space News, Thunderbolts explore why this type of intense above clouds lightning occurs, and we also ask a fundamental question: do scientists understanding lightning?
Video courtesy The Thunderbolts Project
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