Elves seen from space

Mon 25 Jan 2021, 13:19

Animation of an artist's impression of lightning in clouds seen from space followed by a blue flash that lasts 10 micro seconds, a blue jet lasting 400 milliseconds and an elve generated by the blue flash that lasts for 30 microseconds. The International Space Station solar panels are shown in the foreground.

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Genesis of blue lightning into the stratosphere detected from the International Space Station

Mon 25 Jan 2021, 13:16

Dark clouds, the smell of rain on a hot sidewalk, the flashes of intense light followed by a loud crackling and then a low, rolling thunder – who doesn’t love a good summer thunderstorm? We’ve all seen one, heard one, or been completely soaked by one. But how much do we really know about this weather phenomenon? As a new Nature paper reports, however, the European Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor (ASIM) observatory on the International Space Station is helping scientists find answers.

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Space station detectors found the source of weird ‘blue jet’ lightning

Fri 22 Jan 2021, 15:58

Science News article by Maria Temming: A ‘blue bang’ sparks an unusual type of lightning in the upper atmosphere. Scientists have finally gotten a clear view of the spark that sets off an exotic type of lightning called a blue jet.

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Thu 21 Jan 2021, 14:34

Press release from Terma: Thunderstorms monitored by the Danish-led ASIM mission delivers historical data for groundbreaking science discovery now revealed in the prestigious Nature magazine.

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ASIM Nominated amongst top 5 STEM achievements of 2020

Thu 17 Dec 2020, 11:56

The Danish engineering monthly 'Ingeniøren' published its round-up of the year 2020, and nominated in the top five most important achievements of 2020 was ASIM and the ASIM team's explanation of how Terrestrial Gamma Flashes are formed above the world's most powerful thunderstorms. Understanding of the physics and chemistry of thunderstorms is an important part of our understanding of the Earth's atmosphere and climate.

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Storm hunter turns two

Tue 16 Jun 2020, 06:53

ESA's Space and Exploration series highlights ASIM's two years in space

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Space To Ground: The Storm Above

Mon 15 Jun 2020, 07:48

NASA's Space To Ground series highlights ASIM onboard the ISS

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ESA: Terrestrial gamma-ray flash

Thu 11 Jun 2020, 16:16

ESA's Science and Exploration series highlights Terrestrial Gamma Flashes as seen and imaged by ASIM

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Discover the Inner Life of Lightning from the International Space Station

Fri 05 Jun 2020, 12:42

You have likely seen lightning flash from a storm cloud to strike the ground. Such bolts represent only a small part of the overall phenomenon of lightning, though. The most powerful activity occurs high above the surface, in Earth’s upper atmosphere.

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Beyond the storm clouds

Mon 24 Feb 2020, 10:20

Article about the latest ASIM results that appearred ih the Science section of The Statesman newspaper, an English-language daily printed in Kolkata, New Delhi, Siliguri and Bhubaneshwar. This article appearred in the newspaper on Wednesday 29th January 2020.

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