I found it very interesting (especially the sound recording) of the Venus Express detecting lightning on the planet Venus.
I found it strange watching the ' national geographic ' video about the discovery of lightning on Venus as the microwave dish of the spacecraft was pointed at Venus when it was ' detecting ' the lightning. This baffled me as I never knew that lightning would cause interferences at such a high frequency (I'm used to interferences being caused at VLFs - Very Low Frequencies). Did they use the spacecraft's transceiver to detect these interferences or was it a specialised piece of equipment which was intended for this job? - or was I mistaken for what was pointed at the planet?
(Below is a picture from the video - I'm unsure if this is the orientation it would have been in)
I did try a few Google searches however I wasn't able to find much about the topic, only a few news stories about the discovery - I possibly had been searching the wrong thing...
I'm very interested if anyone knows anything more about this topic as I would love to possibly try the concept out myself one day.
Many thanks in advance.