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Rachel Weintraub/Bill Steigerwald
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Mar. 3, 2005
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : M05-029
 
 
NASA Spotlights New Perspectives on Lightning above Clouds
 
 
New NASA observations reveal lightning has startling effects on regions of space near Earth, from flashes of energy normally seen in titanic cosmic explosions to taming fierce radiation belts.

WHAT: Media teleconference opportunity to learn about surprising results from NASA-sponsored research on lightning. A question-and-answer period follows the presentation.

WHEN: Tues., March 8 at 1:30 pm EST

WHERE: Press releases, images, and animation will be available March 8 on the Web:

http://www.nasa.gov/vision/universe/solarsystem/space_lightning.html

WHO: Dr. Jim Green, lead author on the research paper, and a scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center; David Smith, a scientist from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

TO ATTEND: News media should call: 888/426-8928 and use the passcode "IMAGE" to join the teleconference.

 

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