View Full Version : Could Electrical Sprites Hold the Key to Extraterrestrial Life?

2011-Nov-22, 05:10 PM
  In 1989, meteorologists discovered sprites. Not the spirits, elves, or pixies that pepper Shakespearean comedies but their equally elusive electrical namesakes. Lightning sprites are large scale electrical discharges inside the clouds above storms that make the upper atmosphere glow, sort of like a fluorescent lightbulb. Meteorologists have already determined that sprites likely arenít unique [...]

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