An Article On Lightning Strikes

1162 WordsMar 27, 20175 Pages
While reading an article in the National Geographic magazine, I then learned about lightning strikes. When lightning strikes it produces hundreds of millions of volts this is more electricity that could be produced by all U.S. generators combined during that instant. However, since the flash of the lightning is so brief that the electric energy that it strikes would only power a light bulb for about a month. As a thundercloud fills with air, rising ice crystals collide with falling hailstones. The ice is then strjpped by the hail strips. The top of the cloud becomes predominantly positive and the bottom mostly negative, with scattered positive areas at its base. The negative charges in the lower cloud induce a positive region. Static…show more content…
There are many physical traits that differ from humans to squids. First of being, one of the cockeyed squid 's eyes is bulging, big, and yellow. However, the other is flat and beady. A question that is constantly brought up, why is there a difference between the two eyes? In order for people to be able to truly see what these squids look like, an institution MBARI have been dropping robotic submarines down to see this cockeyed squid in action. Katie Thomas found in one of the footages that the squid swims with its left eye angle upward and their tiny right eye angled downwards. There was another physical difference the left eye was big and bulging, as well as, yellow. Although the younger squids did not have the yellow color in their eye. Humans eyes carry pigment in the iris. The squid eye differs in that their yellow pigment is right in the lens. These squids do not have corneas, so instead the lens stick directly out of the eye. The lens of the smaller eye is “perfectly clear.” An interesting fact that I learned was the yellow lenses may help the squid see prey swimming overhead. Some animals have some sort of camouflage, but the yellow lenses can help predators help see through that camouflage. Also, an upward allows the squid to scan for prey that light up to camouflage themselves against the sunlight. The beady, downward facing eye allows for the squid to see creatures lighting up in the darkness. If
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