Crystals

  • WorldAfter lightning strikes rare crystals form on the ground 1

    After lightning strikes, rare crystals form on the ground

    (ORDO NEWS) — In the atmosphere of the Earth and a number of other planets, lightning sometimes occurs – electrical discharges, the voltage of which ranges from tens of millions to a billion volts. It is one of the most powerful forces in nature, hitting at 100,000 kilometers per second and heating the air to 27,000 degrees Celsius five times the surface temperature of the Sun. If lightning hits a…

  • News HeadlinesMysterious crystals found in the dust of the Chelyabinsk meteorite

    Mysterious crystals found in the dust of the Chelyabinsk meteorite

    (ORDO NEWS) — The researchers found crystals never before described in the literature that were hidden in perfectly preserved samples of meteorite dust. This dust was left behind after the fall of a massive space rock that exploded in the sky over Chelyabinsk nine years ago. In 2013, an asteroid measuring 18 meters and weighing 11,000 tons entered the Earth‘s atmosphere at a speed of 66,950 kilometers per hour. Fortunately,…