NASA Releases Images of Lightning Superbolts on Jupiter

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For these superbolts of lightning—which are up to 1,000 times as powerful as lightning on Earth—to occur at those higher altitudes, there needs to be some way to keep water in its liquid state. And that’s where ammonia, a compound of nitrogen and hydrogen, enters the picture.

NASA Releases Images of Lightning Superbolts on Jupiter

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