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Press Release 08-205

Small Satellite Takes on Large Thunderstorms

'Firefly' CubeSat Mission to Study Lightning's Link to Terrestrial Gamma Ray Flashes

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Illustration shows gamma rays emitted from lightning and spreading out into space.

Firefly is a new mission to study lightning and gamma rays with CubeSats, small satellites in the shape of a cube.

Credit: NASA/GSFC


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