Nah, right, We even never thought that something so common as “lightning” can create such an impact on the Atmosphere.

Lightning breaks down nitrogen and oxygen molecules in the atmosphere and creates reactive chemicals that affect greenhouse gases. Now a team of atmospheric lightning chemists and scientists has discovered that lightning and, surprisingly, invisible discharges that cannot be seen by cameras or the naked eye produce extreme amounts of the hydroxyl radical - OH - and the hydroperoxyl radical – HO2.

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