Bursts of gamma rays produced in clouds during thunderstorms, also called terrestrial gamma-ray flashes or “Dark Lightning” due to their invisibility to human eye, may affect air travelers, according to a recent study by US scientists.
The gamma ray bursts occur at about the same altitudes as used by passenger airliners and can blind satellite sensors hundreds of miles away.
However, researchers are not sure about the exact effects of such bursts and any health hazards to air travelers due to the dark lightning phenomenon.
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