Lightning is even more intense on other planets
Today’s Video of the Day from NASA Science News explores what lightning may be like on other planets beyond the Earth.
In 1979, Voyager 1 flew by Jupiter and captured areas nearly as big as the United States illuminated by lightning.
In addition, lightning flashes have been observed on Jupiter that were ten times as powerful as any ever documented on Earth.
Lightning has also been detected on Saturn through radio signals picked up by Voyager. During the stronger storms, the lightning on Saturn was found to occur as often as ten times per second.
Scientists are looking into the possibility of lightning on other planets as well, including Venus and Mars.
Video Credit: NASA Science News