What is the brightest thing in nature?

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What is the brightest thing in nature?
« on: 19/09/2012 19:40:53 »
Cambridge University scientist Beverley Glover has discovered the brightest thing found in nature. But what is it and how did it claim that title...?
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What is the brightest thing in nature?
« Reply #1 on: 18/09/2012 20:30:01 »
Cambridge University scientist Beverley Glover has discovered the brightest thing on Earth found in nature. But what is it and how did it claim the title of brightest thing in nature?
Read a transcript of the interview by clicking here
or [chapter podcast=4087 track=12.09.16/Naked_Scientists_Show_12.09.16_10774.mp3] Listen to it now[/chapter] or [download as MP3]
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Re: What is the brightest thing in nature?
« Reply #2 on: 19/09/2012 00:21:12 »
Interesting berry, good for attracting certain species of birds.

Was snow, ice, water, obsidian, mica, quartz, pyrite, gold, and perhaps certain other mineral deposits considered as "nature"?

Oh, and what about certain fish?

Does a firefly count?

Thinking about it...
Lightning might actually be one of the brightest natural phenomena on Earth (not counting our own sun).
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Re: What is the brightest thing in nature?
« Reply #3 on: 22/10/2012 00:55:45 »
Oh, and what about certain fish?
Ok,
So, which is  more reflective?

The fish as in this topic?
or the Pollia condensata berry?

Perhaps it depends on the environment the fish is in.