Antimatter from Terrestrial Thunderstorms

25 January 2011

Interview with 

Michael Briggs, University of Alabama, Huntsville


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...


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