An astronaut uses a new space camera to see lightning strikes on Earth

An astronaut and his new camera will peer into the heart of thunderstorms to learn more about their structure.

European Space Agency Astronaut Andreas Mogensen plans a whirlwind follow-up to his 2015 research on planet Earth International Space Station. Mogensen recently arrived at the orbital complex for a six-month mission, and will once again be looking forward to thunderstorms Land. Among the elusive phenomena he hopes to see are “blue jets” (inverted lightning) and “red sprites” (secretions in a layer of Earth’s atmosphereKnown as the mesosphere.)

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