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Friday, November 07, 2003
The more you learn, the more you don't know....
Turns out we apparently don't know what causes lighting, after all...
ScienceDaily News Release: Thunderstorm Research Shocks Conventional Theories; Florida Tech Physicist Throws Open Debate On Lightning's Cause:
"'What we've discovered is a new limit in nature. Just as a bucket can only hold so much water, the atmosphere can only hold a certain sized electric field. Beyond that, the electric field is stunted by the rapid creation of gamma-rays and a form of anti-matter called positrons,' he said."
The theory for years has been that "large" electrical fields existed in storm clouds, but no one has ever found them.
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