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The first x-ray images of a lightning strike were captured in a Camp Blanding, Florida lightning storm by a special camera that takes 10 million images a second.  The lightning bolt was triggered by rockets with wires attached to them that directed the lightning bolt into the camera's field of view.  Although resolution was sacrificed to allow 10 million images a second to be stored properly, it was good enough to show that the majority of x-ray radiation emitted from a lightning bolt is in the tip, with little to no residual radiation on the trail. National Geographic


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