A look inside tropical storms and gamma-ray flashes


Today’s Video of the Day comes from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and features a look at the gamma-ray flashes produced by storm clouds.

Did you know that tropical storms produce some of the highest energy light made on Earth? They’re called terrestrial gamma-ray flashes, or TGFs. Scientists are now using data collected from NASA’s Fermi Telescope to track these flashes and learn more about how TGFs are created.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com

Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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