Cassini watches storm choke on its own tail
(Phys.org)—Call it a Saturnian version of the Ouroboros, the mythical serpent that bites its own tail. In a new paper that provides the most detail yet about the life and death of a monstrous thunder-and-lightning ...
Cassini spots daytime lightning on Saturn
(Phys.org) -- Saturn was playing the lightning storm blues. NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured images of last year's storm on Saturn, the largest storm seen up-close at the planet, with bluish spots in ...
NASA Lightning Research Happens in a Flash
(PhysOrg.com) -- Lightning's connection to hurricane intensification has eluded researchers for decades, and for a riveting 40 days this summer, NASA lightning researchers will peer inside storms in a way ...
Unpredictable Monsoon Season Almost Under Way?
(PhysOrg.com) -- The monsoon is coming. Perhaps this weekend. Maybe. It's always a guessing game when and where and to what extent the annual summer thunderstorms will appear. This year is no different.
Cassini Sees Lightening on Saturn
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured images of lightning on Saturn. The images have allowed scientists to create the first movie showing lightning flashing on another planet.
Longest lightning storm on Saturn breaks Solar System record
A powerful lightning storm in Saturn’s atmosphere that began in mid-January 2009 has become the Solar System’s longest continuously observed thunderstorm. It broke the record duration of 7.5 months set ...
Astronauts board space shuttle for evening launch
(AP) -- After enduring a month's delay, seven astronauts boarded space shuttle Endeavour on Sunday for an early evening flight to the international space station.
Lightning bolts a risk for modern jets
Passenger jets are hit by lightning every 1,000 hours -- on average twice a year -- and experts say the risk from the bolts of electricity is growing.