Space telescope finds that thunderstorms make antimatter

Scientists using NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have detected beams of antimatter produced above thunderstorms on Earth. They think the antimatter particles were formed inside thunderstorms in a terrestrial gamma-ray flash (TGF) associated with lightning. They estimate that about 500 TGFs occur daily worldwide, but most go undetected. The video below explains more:

The phenomenon of antimatter created in thunderstorms had not been seen by scientists prior to the Fermi’s discovery.

Via NASA Science News

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