NASA's Fermi Mission Brings Deeper Focus to Thunderstorm Gamma-rays

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Each day, thunderstorms around the world produce about a thousand quick bursts of gamma rays, some of the highest-energy light naturally found on Earth. By merging records of events seen by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope with data from ground-based radar and lightning detectors, scientists have completed the most detailed analysis to date of the types of thunderstorms involved. The UAH panelist was Themis Chronis from ESSC. Read more at: http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/nasas-fermi-mission-brings-deeper-focus-to-thunderstorm-gamma-rays/#.VJBxIMNTu2x