thedailywhat:

Damn Nature U Pretty of the Day: Lightning researcher Joseph Dwyer of the Florida Institute of Technology used a 1,500-pound homemade x-ray camera capable of snapping ten million images per second in order to capture the first x-ray images of a lightning strike.

The images were used to determine that a lightning bolt’s x-ray radiation is collected entirely in its tip.

[natgeo / thd.]

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