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Dusty Fireball: Can lab-made blob explain ball lightning?

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3:34pm, January 16, 2008

By trapping and X-raying a mysterious kind of artificial fireball, researchers have demonstrated a technique that may help answer whether chemical reactions power the ball lightning occasionally seen in nature.

HOMEMADE. Researchers made this glowing blob, about 6 centimeters across, which may resemble the elusive lightning balls that occur in nature. To see a video clip of the fireball being formed, click he

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