Scientists Reveal New Info on ‘Giant Jets’ of Lightning in the Atmosphere

Using new 3D radio and optical mapping, scientists have released more information about a phenomenon called a “gigantic jet,” which is a massive electrical discharge that shoots out from the top of a thunderstorm and connects to the lower edge of the space. This phenomenon, which is not clearly visible from the ground, has been … Read more

Scientists Capture Footage of a Neutron Star Merger for the First Time

This artist’s conception shows the merger between a neutron star and another star (seen as a disk, lower left) that caused an explosion resulting in the short-lived gamma-ray burst, GRB 211106A (white jet, middle), and left behind what scientists now know is one of the brightest afterglows ever recorded (semi-spherical shock wave middle right). While … Read more