[ RadSafe ] " X-rays from lightning photographed "

Bailey, Pete Pete.Bailey at fpl.com
Wed Dec 15 06:41:45 CST 2010

The Florida Chapter HPS had a presentation from someone that works in
the lightning test facility at KSC...

Although he may have erroneous used the term 'gamma' radiation (during the presentation) , 
there is quite a bit of evidence that a lightning bolt generates some form of
very hi energy (i.e., 8 to 10 MeV) photon radiation.

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From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu [mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Jaro Franta
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 7:34 AM
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Subject: [ RadSafe ] " X-rays from lightning photographed "

X-rays from lightning photographed
December 14, 2010 
By Carrie Peyton Dahlberg

Using a custom-built camera the size of a refrigerator, Florida researchers
have made the world's first crude pictures of X-rays streaming from a stroke
of lightning. 

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