Thunderstorms and lightning create nuclear reactions and radiation, say scientists
'I think there is no health risk from this phenomena' - Ryan Butcher
Lightning bolts have been recorded triggering nuclear reactions in the skies above Japan, causing radiation and antimatter to rain down upon the Earth.
But although it may sound like the plot of a science fiction movie, scientists say that there is no cause for concern as there is no health risk from the radiation, which is no more harmful than the background radiation our planet already experiences.
The findings have been made by a team of researchers from Kyoto University in Japan and published in scientific journal Nature.
28th November 2017