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Antimatter From Thunderstorms!

Jan. 11, 2011: Scientists using NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have detected beams of antimatter produced above thunderstorms on Earth, a phenomenon never seen before.

Scientists think the antimatter particles were formed inside thunderstorms in a terrestrial gamma-ray flash (TGF) associated with lightning. It is estimated that about 500 TGFs occur daily worldwide, but most go undetected.

read more….   http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2010/11jan_antimatter/

  1. Myles
    January 20, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Just think now, if you lived in an area rekwnown for lightning, then perhaps all those lightning strikes in your area would have accompanying gamma ray bursts.
    I suspect these Gamma rays may also be affecting humans, their DNA too.
    Maybe this is why all Queensland people are different to the rest of Australia?

    Only joking, hope to spot you on WSPR,
    Myles VK6ZRY in sunny Perth.

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