This undated image provided by the University of Florida shows rocket-triggered lightning at the UF/FIT International Center for Lightning research and Testing (ICLRT) near Gainsville, Florida. ... more 
This undated image provided by the University of Florida shows rocket-triggered lightning at the UF/FIT International Center for Lightning research and Testing (ICLRT) near Gainsville, Florida. Researchers for the first time have captured X-ray images of lightning, a feat that they hope will help them better predict how lightning moves. A team from the Florida Institute of Technology and University of Florida launched small rockets into thunderclouds during the summer. Using a special camera, the researchers recorded X-rays coming from the resulting light flashes before they hit the ground. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By University of Florida, Dustin Hill
Thu, Dec 16, 2010 12:02 PM EST