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The Surprising Dangers of Flying through Clouds


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Passengers on planes flying near or through lightning storms could be exposed to harmful levels of radiation. Lightning discharges, or a related phenomena known as terrestrial gamma-ray flashes, can jolt airline passengers with a level of radiation equivalent to 400 chest X-rays.


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