What happens to the antimatter released into space by a lightening bolt?

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What happens to the antimatter released into space by a lightning bolt?

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« Last Edit: 07/02/2011 09:30:03 by _system »

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A very recent discovery...

http://www.space.com/10602-antimatter-beams-thunderstorms-nasa.html

Basically any antimatter (probably positrons) will just get ejected into space and continue, more or less, in the direction in which they were launched, if deflected somewhat by the earth's magnetic field. Obviously a fair number recombine with electrons producing the detected gamma ray busrts.