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Once upon a time in a thunderstorm

Thunderstorms in Earth's upper atmosphere remain something of a mystery. Scientists cannot reach them directly with instruments; they are too high for balloons and too low for weather satellites. Flying through thunderstorms ...

dateApr 13, 2018 in Space Exploration
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A space window to electrifying science

Lightning triggers powerful electrical bursts in Earth's atmosphere almost every second. The inner workings of these magnificent forces of nature are still unknown, but a rare observation by an ESA astronaut gave a boost ...

dateMar 27, 2018 in Space Exploration
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Image: Dragon lifts off

The latest Dragon cargo vehicle was launched to the International Space Station on 2 April, taking with it ESA's Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor.

dateApr 04, 2018 in Space Exploration
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