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Fermi Telescope Catches Thunderstorms Hurling Antimatter into Space. (Video)

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posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 05:16 AM
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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 in a terrestrial gamma-ray flash (TGF), a brief burst produced inside thunderstorms and shown to be associated with lightning. It is estimated that about 500 TGFs occur daily worldwide, but most go undetected.

"These signals are the first direct evidence that thunderstorms make antimatter particle beams," said Michael Briggs, a member of Fermi's Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (GBM) team at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). He presented the findings Monday, during a news briefing at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Seattle





NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has detected beams of antimatter launched by thunderstorms. Acting like enormous particle accelerators, the storms can emit gamma-ray flashes, called TGFs, and high-energy electrons and positrons. Scientists now think that most TGFs produce particle beams and antimatter. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center


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Very very interesting. With anti-matter so difficult to obtain, and considering these detections are above Earth in space, might this become a possible source of anti-matter which can be used propulsion in space travel?




posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 05:47 AM
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Scientists using NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have detected beams of antimatter produced above thunderstorms on Earth, a phenomenon never seen before .... I couldn't help it thinking maybe we have seen this before ....



the scientific reasoning is now here



posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 05:51 AM
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Originally posted by jvc86

the scientific reasoning is now here


cool thought.



posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 12:37 PM
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Both video's equally neat. I have never seen footage like that before of UFO's. I will say that some of those are obviously space debris.



posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 01:57 PM
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Look for nasa ufo videos here in ATS. You will be surprised.




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