Scientists uncover mystery of ball lightning

A team of Australian scientists believe they have uncovered the cause of one of nature’s most bizarre phenomenon — ball lightning.

Ball lightning is typically the size of a grapefruit and lasts up to 20 seconds.

Ball lightning has been reported by hundreds of people, for hundreds of years and it has been a mystery, said CSIRO scientist John Lowke, lead author of a new study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres — via

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