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Tom Mazanec
2012-Sep-26, 07:52 PM
How long are the lightning bolts of Jupiter? As long as the Cuyahoga? The Mississippi?
How powerful are they? A blockbuster bomb? Hiroshima? Tsar Bomba? Chixculub?

2012-Sep-27, 06:18 AM
I think I remember from talks that the visible lightning at Jupiter is about equally strong as on Earth.
However here is a paper by Yair et al. (http://www.tau.ac.il/~colin/courses/AtmosElec/yair%20et%20al%20issi%2008.pdf) discussing lightning on all planets. If you search the web then Georg Fischer (at Space Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) is one of the specialists.