New Phosphorous Material Formed From A Lightning Strike

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After lightning struck in New Port Richey, Florida, a geoscientist, Mathew Pasek, discovered that a new phosphorous material was formed as a result. This new phosphorous material led to an entirely new mineral group to be studied and understood by several expert geologists. Professor Pasek urges us to understand the impact of energy that lightning can create so that we can properly grasp how damaging and dangerous lightning strikes can be.

In this article, Cassidy Delamarter explains how lightning and other high-energy events can create chemical reactions that are capable of forming new materials. To learn more about this rare event, read the article below!


See the newly discovered fossilized material left behind by a Florida lightning strike


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