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A NASA spacecraft circling Jupiter has captured the planet’s colourful electrical outbursts — ‘sprites’ and ‘elves’ — for the first time

NASA’s Juno spacecraft discovered that Jupiter’s atmosphere produces lightning-like electrical outbursts called transient luminous events. On Earth, these colourful lights occur during thunderstorms, when lightning strikes produce red tendrils called “sprites” or glowing disks called “elves” high above the clouds. Scientists predicted that Jupiter would have sprites and elves too, […]
A NASA spacecraft circling Jupiter has captured the planet’s colourful electrical outbursts — ‘sprites’ and ‘elves’ — for the first time
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Boeing removed a feature that protects its 787 planes during lightning strikes as a cost-cutting measure, even after FAA experts objected

Boeing removed a feature that protects its 787 planes during lightning strikes even after Federal Aviation Administration experts objected, The Seattle Times reported. The FAA approved the change after Boeing appealed its rejection, which had said Boeing could not sufficiently prove that the fuel tank would not ignite. The FAA’s […]
Boeing removed a feature that protects its 787 planes during lightning strikes as a cost-cutting measure, even after FAA experts objected