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May 2, 2016

Venezuela’s Lake Maracaibo Wins Lightning Crown

Using data from the Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) onboard NASA’s Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission, a new study determined that Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela is the new “lightning capital of the world.”

April 7, 2015

New NASA Map Provides Global View of Lightning Strikes

NASA compiled a new map of lightning flash frequency from around the world using satellite observations from the Lightning Imaging Sensor on the agency’s Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite and the Optical Transient Detector on the OrbView-1 Microlab satellite.

February 17, 2015

New Lightning Sensor to Head to ISS

Researchers at the University of Alabama in Huntsville recently shipped a Lightning Imaging Sensor to the Johnson Space Center in Texas in anticipation of its planned flight to the International Space Station (ISS) in March 2016.