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Scientists Recreated Volcanic Lightning By Blasting Ash Out Of A Cannon

Scientists Recreated Volcanic Lightning By Blasting Ash Out Of A Cannon

There is nothing on Earth quite like volcanic lightning. Witnessing chaotic towers of tumbling ash emerge from an explosive convulsion at the apex of a mountain is already jaw-dropping enough. The emergence of purplish daggers of light shooting out from that column, however, elevates it to something more otherworldly.