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How about they just call them psoitrons, and drop the antimatter label.
Or maybe someone could explain how, just being like an electron, but having a positive charge is antimatter. I could see these positrons stripping electrons away from atoms creating ions, but that wouldn't make then antimatter.
Electrons and positrons (antielectrons) produce gamma rays when they collide, and heavier particles such as protons and antiprotons also produce secondary particles that decay into neutrinos. So antimatter and matter don't really destroy each other, but merely transition into another form: energy.
This happens when the gamma-ray energy transforms into a pair of particles: an electron and a positron. It's these particles that reach Fermi's orbit.
The detection of positrons shows many high-energy particles are being ejected from the atmosphere. In fact, scientists now think that all TGFs emit electron/positron beams. A paper on the findings has been accepted for publication in Geophysical Research Letters.
Positron is a specific particle. Antimatter is more broad and applies to not just positrons but other anti-particles like antiprotons, and complete atoms like anti-hydrogen, anti-helium etc.
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How about they just call them psoitrons, and drop the antimatter label. Or maybe someone could explain how, just being like an electron, but having a positive charge is antimatter.
I think it is important to question many of the beliefs in current science, and come up with alternative theories.
Why is it so important to some people that the sketchy "electric universe" notion be proven correct?
Why are you questioning the motives of people posting alternative theories?
I don't believe the theory is sketchy at all.
And I think mainstream science should be considering the theory instead of continuing to put band aids on the gravitational model for the universe.
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One example, "dark matter", blow the whole concept.
How does dark matter falsify the big bang theory?