Picture of the day: Building your own bolts

The Lightning Research Lab at the University of Florida

The Lightning Research Lab at the University of Florida:
A lucky few engineering students at the University of Florida get to do something vaguely magical: conjure their own lightning. To make bolts, students fire specially designed rockets, each of which trails metal wires connected to sensors, directly into thunderstorms. Students examine high-speed video of strikes to study lightning-bolt physics and test materials by directing bolts toward a target.

Image Courtesy: Popsci.com

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