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Carmen Guerra-Garcia sitting in a lab next to a large blue vacuum chamber
Carmen Guerra-Garcia and colleagues studied the electric glow produced when the air around a conductive object is briefly ionized by an electrically charged environment.

Spotlight: Aug 11, 2020

In thunderstorms, the tips of tall, conductive objects, like cell towers, can emit a blue flash, commonly known as St. Elmo’s Fire. Wind can amplify the phenomenon, but an AeroAstro team has found the reverse is true for ungrounded objects, like airplanes. Full story

Aug 11, 2020

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