Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Are Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flashes Hazardous to Air Travelers?

Source - NASA Science News for February 10, 2010

Terrestrial gamma-ray flashes (TGFs) surge through thunderstorms at about the same altitude where commercial airliners fly. Do these blasts of gamma-radiation pose a hazard to air travelers? Researchers discuss the possibilities in today's story from Science@NASA.


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