Thunderstorms create Antimatter

12.01.2011 Misc Science #Space

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Die NASA hat entdeckt, dass Gewitter Antimaterie abstrahlen. Blitz! Donner! Sturm! Antimaterie! Aaaaaaaaw! Ich seh' schon Blitz/Donner-Drives für intergalaktische NASA-Missionen vor mir. Fuck Warp let's Lightning. Ich hör' jetzt besser auf.

A space telescope has accidentally spotted thunderstorms on Earth producing beams of antimatter. Such storms have long been known to give rise to fleeting sparks of light called terrestrial gamma-ray flashes. But results from the Fermi telescope show they also give out streams of electrons and their antimatter counterparts, positrons.

BBC: Antimatter caught streaming from thunderstorms on Earth, NASA: NASA's Fermi Catches Thunderstorms Hurling Antimatter into Space