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Lightning Strike Creates New Material Seen On Earth ‘For The First Time’ (Pics) by Odewaleadesoye(m): 10:45am On May 17, 2023
Lightning strike creates brand new material seen on Earth ‘for the first time’ – and could be linked to creation of life

A LIGHTNING strike has produced a brand new phosphorus mineral, similar to that found on meteorites and in space.

The bolt created a chemical reaction in a rock, leading to what could be a member of a new mineral group, somewhere between space minerals and minerals found on Earth.


A lightning strike in New Port Richey, Florida, led to a chemical reaction creating a new material Credit: SWNS


University of South Florida geoscientist Matthew Pasek holds a fulgurite, a rock formed by an electric discharge that passes through nearby rock, soil and sandCredit: SWNS


And researchers believe strikes like this one might have produced chemicals that kick-started life on earth.

Similar materials have been found in meteorites and space but this is the first recorded instance of it being created on earth.

The find was made following the strike on a tree in New Port Richey, Florida, when a fulgurite, or fossilised lightning was sold by the landowners to a geoscientist who then had it analysed.

Fulgurites are formed by the high energy electrical discharge of lightning through rock, soil and sand.

Professor Matthew Pasek, fom the University of South Florida, said: "We have never seen this material occur naturally on Earth.

"Minerals similar to it can be found in meteorites and space, but we've never seen this exact material anywhere.

“When lightning strikes a tree, the ground typically explodes out and the surrounding grass dies, forming a scar and sending electric discharge through nearby rock, soil and sand, forming fulgurites, also known as ‘fossilised lightning’."


Prof Pasek added: “It’s important to understand how much energy lightning has because then we know how much damage a lightning strike can cause on average and how dangerous it is.

“Florida is the lightning capital of the world and lightning safety is important. If lightning is strong enough to melt rock, it can certainly melt people too.”

The study, published in the journal Communications Earth & Environment came about after Prof Pasek teamed up with Luca Bindi, a professor of mineralogy and crystallography at the University of Florence in Italy.

Together, the team set out to investigate unusual minerals that bear the element phosphorus, especially those formed by lightning, to better understand high-energy phenomena.

In wet environments, such as in Florida, iron will often accumulate and encrust tree roots.

In this case, not only did the lightning strike combust the iron on the tree roots, but it combusted the naturally occurring carbon in the tree as well.

The two elements led to a chemical reaction that created a fulgurite that looked like a metal ‘glob.’

Inside the fulgurite, a colourful, crystal-like matter revealed a material never before discovered.

THE SUN

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Re: Lightning Strike Creates New Material Seen On Earth ‘For The First Time’ (Pics) by Odewaleadesoye(m): 10:46am On May 17, 2023
Co-principal investigator Dr Tian Feng, a graduate of USF’s geology program, attempted to remake the material in a lab but failed.

This indicates the material likely forms quickly under precise conditions, and if heated too long, will turn into the mineral found in meteorites.


Dr Feng said: “Previous researchers indicate that lightning reduction of phosphate to have been a widespread phenomenon on the early Earth.

“However, there is an environmental phosphite reservoir issue in Earth that these solid phosphite materials are hard to restore.”



Researchers believe strikes like this one might have produced chemicals that kick-started life on earth Credit: SWNS

Dr Feng said this research may reveal other forms of reduced minerals are plausible and many could have been important in the development of life on Earth.

Professors Pasek and Bindi plan to further investigate the material to determine if it could be officially declared a mineral and bring additional awareness to the scientific community.


The bolt created a chemical reaction in a rock, leading to what could be a member of a new mineral group, somewhere between space minerals and minerals found on Earth Credit: SWNS

THE SUN

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Re: Lightning Strike Creates New Material Seen On Earth ‘For The First Time’ (Pics) by oz4real83(m): 11:01am On May 17, 2023
Subjecting some elements\compounds\mixtures to high temperatures historically have always yielded amazing results, hope the new mineral will make the world a better world unlike the ones that keep leading to potential human destruction like bombs shocked

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Re: Lightning Strike Creates New Material Seen On Earth ‘For The First Time’ (Pics) by nazicartel(m): 11:23am On May 17, 2023
Mtcheew

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Re: Lightning Strike Creates New Material Seen On Earth ‘For The First Time’ (Pics) by slawomir: 11:23am On May 17, 2023
Damnnn niggar
This might be how life was created...electrical discharge through some gadamnnn rocks and boom evolution and metamorphosis follows and we beings grow gradually large into the human size we are seeing today

Humans were never created by one imaginary being up there in the sky called God

Light up my third tie of weed for the morning
hagjay:

Slawomir my nigga
Where have you been
I was in a secluded apartment in the snowy and Rocky region of st Petersburg Russia on a work assignment Dressed in a black hoodie with a steaming cup of coffee ☕️ every morning
But something came up and I have to return back to Benin city
Travelling down cost about 10k dolls to reunite with my family

If you know who help me out with the money then you must be a real niggar

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Re: Lightning Strike Creates New Material Seen On Earth ‘For The First Time’ (Pics) by Hespee93: 11:24am On May 17, 2023
Okay
Re: Lightning Strike Creates New Material Seen On Earth ‘For The First Time’ (Pics) by Orathird: 11:24am On May 17, 2023
Wonders

My brother in the lord, @rightousness, come and interpret.
Re: Lightning Strike Creates New Material Seen On Earth ‘For The First Time’ (Pics) by Abolodje: 11:24am On May 17, 2023
Interesting
Re: Lightning Strike Creates New Material Seen On Earth ‘For The First Time’ (Pics) by BluntCrazeMan: 11:24am On May 17, 2023
Okk
Re: Lightning Strike Creates New Material Seen On Earth ‘For The First Time’ (Pics) by Brendaniel: 11:24am On May 17, 2023
slawomir:
Damnnn niggar
This might be how life was created...electrical discharge through some gadamnnn rocks and boom evolution and metamorphosis follows and we beings grow gradually large

Not some imaginary being up there in the sky called God

Light up my third tie of weed for the morning

And where did the energy to create the electrical discharge come from ? There is a source for all forms of energy, if you remove God from the equation and you fail to explain the source of the energy then your theory holds no weight...

Back to the topic

Lightning strikes are quite powerful, one strike alone packs hundreds of thousands of volts, I am actually having a thought of harnessing all that energy for good use instead of it wasting and destroying things and also use the energy where and when it is only needed....

I pray for grace to achieve that and actualize it to perfection

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Re: Lightning Strike Creates New Material Seen On Earth ‘For The First Time’ (Pics) by biolabog(m): 11:24am On May 17, 2023
That's wonderful
Re: Lightning Strike Creates New Material Seen On Earth ‘For The First Time’ (Pics) by GloriousGbola: 11:24am On May 17, 2023
Looks like a chicken leg. And the source ehn. The sun.

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Re: Lightning Strike Creates New Material Seen On Earth ‘For The First Time’ (Pics) by Diligent1(f): 11:24am On May 17, 2023
Okay
Re: Lightning Strike Creates New Material Seen On Earth ‘For The First Time’ (Pics) by dazzlingd(m): 11:24am On May 17, 2023
Na GWR be our problem for Nigeria, nothing concern Nigerians with science.

Imagine a country filled with the likes of the idiot below me, they will still be in Stone Age wearing leaves and using stones to hunt.
May the future generations be free from his types

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Re: Lightning Strike Creates New Material Seen On Earth ‘For The First Time’ (Pics) by Righteousness2(m): 11:25am On May 17, 2023
A major lightning in skies that will shake the whole Earth, nations and people will soon strike.

It is gonna be suddenly, in a twinkling of an Eye. There will be no prior information.
Millions or billions of people saved and washed in the Blood of JESUS Christ will disappear to meet JESUS in the air.

Live ready. JESUS Christ is coming.

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Re: Lightning Strike Creates New Material Seen On Earth ‘For The First Time’ (Pics) by officialfysh(m): 11:25am On May 17, 2023
God @Work
Re: Lightning Strike Creates New Material Seen On Earth ‘For The First Time’ (Pics) by Letpray4BAT: 11:25am On May 17, 2023
Pray for BAT lightning
Re: Lightning Strike Creates New Material Seen On Earth ‘For The First Time’ (Pics) by OkCornel(m): 11:25am On May 17, 2023
It’s a sign of the end times according to Righteousness2

Just watch how he’ll link it to Jesus coming soon.

Edited: So predictable.

Righteousness2:
A major lightning in skies that will shake the whole Earth, nations and people will soon strike.

It is gonna be suddenly, in a twinkling of an Eye. There will be no prior information.
Millions or billions of people saved and washed in the Blood of JESUS Christ will disappear to meet JESUS in the air.

Live ready. JESUS Christ is coming.

Someone should please tell this guy to explain how people will vanish at the 👉LAST” TRUMPET👈 before the 7 trumpets in the book of Revelation.

Are the 7 trumpets now trumpets after the LAST TRUMPET?

Common sense for goodness sake

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Re: Lightning Strike Creates New Material Seen On Earth ‘For The First Time’ (Pics) by handsomeyinka(m): 11:25am On May 17, 2023
Righteousness89 Right now rushing towards this thread..

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Re: Lightning Strike Creates New Material Seen On Earth ‘For The First Time’ (Pics) by MosayA: 11:25am On May 17, 2023
Wonderful
Re: Lightning Strike Creates New Material Seen On Earth ‘For The First Time’ (Pics) by BOYS2MEN: 11:26am On May 17, 2023
Abeg rest....
Odewaleadesoye:


THE SUN


Re: Lightning Strike Creates New Material Seen On Earth ‘For The First Time’ (Pics) by PotatoSalad(m): 11:26am On May 17, 2023
Zeus's handiwork. 🙂

oz4real83:
Subjecting some elements to high temperatures historically have always yielded amazing results, hope the new mineral will make the world a better world unlike the ones that keep leading to potential human destruction like bombs shocked

I believe you can make a bomb out of most of the elements in the periodic table.
Hydrogen that combines with oxygen to create water is highly flammable.
Even sodium wey dey for cooking salt dey explosive when it gets in contact with water.
Re: Lightning Strike Creates New Material Seen On Earth ‘For The First Time’ (Pics) by Irupetepete: 11:26am On May 17, 2023
Ok
Re: Lightning Strike Creates New Material Seen On Earth ‘For The First Time’ (Pics) by samtinx(m): 11:27am On May 17, 2023
;they have come again
Re: Lightning Strike Creates New Material Seen On Earth ‘For The First Time’ (Pics) by Nobody: 11:28am On May 17, 2023
If it were in India they will start worshipping it cool

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Re: Lightning Strike Creates New Material Seen On Earth ‘For The First Time’ (Pics) by MrAgbako: 11:29am On May 17, 2023
The supreme forces/creator throws stuffs to humans like human trow bones to dogs undecided

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Re: Lightning Strike Creates New Material Seen On Earth ‘For The First Time’ (Pics) by GOVERNORR: 11:29am On May 17, 2023
Perhaps it striked a UFO and got pieces of it uniform of clothes like material along with it to earth.

Can be used for detecting UFO if kept and studied..
Re: Lightning Strike Creates New Material Seen On Earth ‘For The First Time’ (Pics) by MorataFC: 11:29am On May 17, 2023
Hmm
Re: Lightning Strike Creates New Material Seen On Earth ‘For The First Time’ (Pics) by GistFullGround: 11:29am On May 17, 2023
Nigerians may start to look for minerals when lightening strikes grin

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