Antimatter from Terrestrial Thunderstorms
Michael Briggs, University of Alabama, Huntsville
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from the show Antimatter Storms and the Universe's Dark Ages
Gamma ray flashes seemingly coming from thunderstorms have been a mystery since first being identified in 1994. Now, using the Gamma Ray Burst Monitor on the Fermi satellite, researchers have identified the cause as beams of antimatter streaming out into space. Louise Ogden spoke to Michael Briggs to find out more...