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Is Ball Lightning a Nuclear Phenomenon ?


BALL lightning is characterized by the presence of a luminous mobile globe of high energy density produced in regions of considerable electrical activity. The properties of ball lightning have been outlined in recent surveys1–4. We are interested here in the few but significant cases of high energy ball lightning.

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ALTSCHULER, M., HOUSE, L. & HILDNER, E. Is Ball Lightning a Nuclear Phenomenon ?. Nature 228, 545–547 (1970).

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