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Instant Egghead - Do Cosmic Rays Spark Lightning?

Cosmic rays are subatomic particles from deep space that are constantly bombarding the Earth's atmosphere. Scientific American editor Phil Yam explains how they might play a role in seeding bolts of lightning.

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