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**ANTIMATTER DISCOVERED ON EARTH**

 
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Thank god for stories like this...

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Fermi telescope finds evidence that positrons, not just electrons, are in storms on Earth By Ron Cowen Web edition : Friday, November 6th, 2009

Antimatter lightning

During two recent lightning storms, the Fermi telescope found evidence that positrons, not just electrons, are in storms on Earth.

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WASHINGTON — Designed to scan the heavens thousands to billions of light-years beyond the solar system for gamma rays, the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has also picked up a shocking vibe from Earth. During its first 14 months of operation, the flying observatory has detected 17 gamma-ray flashes associated with terrestrial storms — and some of those flashes have contained a surprising signature of antimatter.

During two recent lightning storms, Fermi recorded gamma-ray emissions of a particular energy that could have been produced only by the decay of energetic positrons, the antimatter equivalent of electrons. The observations are the first of their kind for lightning storms. Michael Briggs of the University of Alabama in Huntsville announced the puzzling findings November 5 at the 2009 Fermi Symposium.

It’s a surprise to have found the signature of positrons during a lightning storm, Briggs said.

The 17 flashes Fermi detected occurred just before, during and immediately after lightning strikes, as tracked by the World Wide Lightning Location Network.

During lightning storms previously observed by other spacecraft, energetic electrons moving toward the craft slowed down and produced gamma rays. The unusual positron signature seen by Fermi suggests that the normal orientation for an electric field associated with a lightning storm somehow reversed, Briggs said. Modelers are now working to figure out how the field reversal could have occurred. But for now, he said, the answer is up in the air.

Recording gamma-ray flashes — which have the potential to harm airplanes in storms — isn’t new. The first were found by NASA’s Compton Gamma-ray Observatory in the early 1990s. NASA’s RHESSI satellite, which primarily looks at X-ray and gamma-ray emissions from the sun, has found some 800 terrestrial gamma-ray flashes, Briggs noted.

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Thanks for post that - I wondered what was in them. abduct
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+1

Very cool
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Someone please correct me if I'm wrong but isn't this a hugely significant discovery?

Has anyone found evidence of antimatter before?
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Someone please correct me if I'm wrong but isn't this a hugely significant discovery?

Has anyone found evidence of antimatter before?
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Yes, but not outside of large particle acceleratorsa or very energetic cosmic rays.
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interesting! thanks op
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now alls i need to do is figure out how to harness the actuals positrons from t-storms!
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Someone please correct me if I'm wrong but isn't this a hugely significant discovery?

Has anyone found evidence of antimatter before?



Yes, but not outside of large particle acceleratorsa or very energetic cosmic rays.
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that's what I thought.

Seeing this kind of event in nature, and in something as common as an electrical storm, gives me a lot of hope for future energy consumption and of course propulsion.

Can anyone speculate as to how antimatter could be theoretically used for advanced, intersteller travel?

Or is that just pure sci-fi......
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What...did they put a camera inside nancy lieders head or something?
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What...did they put a camera inside nancy lieders head or something?
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spock
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YOU DO NOT REALLY KNOW WHAT IS UP IN YOUR ATMOSPHERE. HOW MANY TIMES WILL I TELL THE WORLD OF THIS>>>>>>
[link to prince-akkiko.blogspot.com]

WILL YOU PLEASE VISIT THAT SITE? EVERYTHING I WILL TELL IS TRUE FOR I AM A MESSAGE BEARER IN YOUR MODERN TIMES. OR YOU SIMPLY IGNORE ME BECAUSE I AM IN A VERY POOR COUNTRY (PHILIPPINES) LIKE A SACK CLOTH?

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WTF Does any of that have to do with this thread princess bukkake???


YOU DO NOT REALLY KNOW WHAT IS UP IN YOUR ATMOSPHERE. HOW MANY TIMES WILL I TELL THE WORLD OF THIS>>>>>>
[link to prince-akkiko.blogspot.com]

WILL YOU PLEASE VISIT THAT SITE? EVERYTHING I WILL TELL IS TRUE FOR I AM A MESSAGE BEARER IN YOUR MODERN TIMES. OR YOU SIMPLY IGNORE ME BECAUSE I AM IN A VERY POOR COUNTRY (PHILIPPINES) LIKE A SACK CLOTH?
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princess bukkake???
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rofl
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Five stars for this thread!

Those chance discoveries rock!
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Here comes the flux capacitor.

First stop, 1969
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Most important post in it´s category of GLP since, when did this forum start?
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Has anyone found evidence of antimatter before?
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You must be new OP
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Most important post in it´s category of GLP since, when did this forum start?
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I think not
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YOU DO NOT REALLY KNOW WHAT IS UP IN YOUR ATMOSPHERE. HOW MANY TIMES WILL I TELL THE WORLD OF THIS>>>>>>
[link to prince-akkiko.blogspot.com]

WILL YOU PLEASE VISIT THAT SITE? EVERYTHING I WILL TELL IS TRUE FOR I AM A MESSAGE BEARER IN YOUR MODERN TIMES. OR YOU SIMPLY IGNORE ME BECAUSE I AM IN A VERY POOR COUNTRY (PHILIPPINES) LIKE A SACK CLOTH?
 Quoting: Prince Akkiko

Why do you shout?
We cannot see you, so we don´t see you being poor.
That is so cool about cybertalk, we come from everywhere closed in anything. Noone knows what we look like or huch money we have on the bank.

Thanks for your link though; I will examine it the next days.
hf

Btw You are not that prince that sliced up a girl did you?
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Most important post in it´s category of GLP since, when did this forum start?

I think not
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You make me curious!
What do you consider the most important one(s)?
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Here comes the flux capacitor.

First stop, 1969
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first stop 2012.....
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YOU DO NOT REALLY KNOW WHAT IS UP IN YOUR ATMOSPHERE. HOW MANY TIMES WILL I TELL THE WORLD OF THIS>>>>>>
[link to prince-akkiko.blogspot.com]

WILL YOU PLEASE VISIT THAT SITE? EVERYTHING I WILL TELL IS TRUE FOR I AM A MESSAGE BEARER IN YOUR MODERN TIMES. OR YOU SIMPLY IGNORE ME BECAUSE I AM IN A VERY POOR COUNTRY (PHILIPPINES) LIKE A SACK CLOTH?
 Quoting: Prince Akkiko


More drivel claiming to be from some alien race. whatever

Thanks for the story OP. Another piece in the puzzle.
hf
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now alls i need to do is figure out how to harness the actuals positrons from t-storms!
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Where will you store them?
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YOU DO NOT REALLY KNOW WHAT IS UP IN YOUR ATMOSPHERE. HOW MANY TIMES WILL I TELL THE WORLD OF THIS>>>>>>
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WILL YOU PLEASE VISIT THAT SITE? EVERYTHING I WILL TELL IS TRUE FOR I AM A MESSAGE BEARER IN YOUR MODERN TIMES. OR YOU SIMPLY IGNORE ME BECAUSE I AM IN A VERY POOR COUNTRY (PHILIPPINES) LIKE A SACK CLOTH?
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Poor? Goat Prince?
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why ufo's are seen to be active over electrical storms.

makes perfect sense.
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Here comes the flux capacitor.

First stop, 1969
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More Moog music? yeah baby and a new generation of Lava lamp,oh I just shat myself!!! thumbs
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Someone please correct me if I'm wrong but isn't this a hugely significant discovery?

Has anyone found evidence of antimatter before?
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Massively significant.
Not least because it once again serves to demonstrate we don't know half as much as we think.

Even science sometimes tries to kill a fly with a bazooka.

We searched for this in the farthest reaches of the observable universe, built devices and artifacts that stretch for miles in size to generate microscopic amounts for barely a nanosecond, and here it was all along... in nothing more remarkable than an ordinary lightning storm.
lol, we crack me up sometimes.
Check this shit out!
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Thank god for stories like this...

[link to www.sciencenews.org]

Fermi telescope finds evidence that positrons, not just electrons, are in storms on Earth By Ron Cowen Web edition : Friday, November 6th, 2009

Antimatter lightning

During two recent lightning storms, the Fermi telescope found evidence that positrons, not just electrons, are in storms on Earth.

Axel Rouvin/Flickr

WASHINGTON — Designed to scan the heavens thousands to billions of light-years beyond the solar system for gamma rays, the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has also picked up a shocking vibe from Earth. During its first 14 months of operation, the flying observatory has detected 17 gamma-ray flashes associated with terrestrial storms — and some of those flashes have contained a surprising signature of antimatter.

During two recent lightning storms, Fermi recorded gamma-ray emissions of a particular energy that could have been produced only by the decay of energetic positrons, the antimatter equivalent of electrons. The observations are the first of their kind for lightning storms. Michael Briggs of the University of Alabama in Huntsville announced the puzzling findings November 5 at the 2009 Fermi Symposium.

It’s a surprise to have found the signature of positrons during a lightning storm, Briggs said.

The 17 flashes Fermi detected occurred just before, during and immediately after lightning strikes, as tracked by the World Wide Lightning Location Network.

During lightning storms previously observed by other spacecraft, energetic electrons moving toward the craft slowed down and produced gamma rays. The unusual positron signature seen by Fermi suggests that the normal orientation for an electric field associated with a lightning storm somehow reversed, Briggs said. Modelers are now working to figure out how the field reversal could have occurred. But for now, he said, the answer is up in the air.

Recording gamma-ray flashes — which have the potential to harm airplanes in storms — isn’t new. The first were found by NASA’s Compton Gamma-ray Observatory in the early 1990s. NASA’s RHESSI satellite, which primarily looks at X-ray and gamma-ray emissions from the sun, has found some 800 terrestrial gamma-ray flashes, Briggs noted.

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great post!! thanks for sharing!!!

this brings new theories to the table!!!


UFOs swarm around storms. (i believe UFOs are demonic entities along with the 2 top researchers of the ufo's...)... but this is big... ufos swarm the lightening storms in lots of videos.. this means they gather energy from the anti-matter in some way i bet...... i believe these demonic entities get stronger from it... so this could be reason for inducing lightening storms...
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 Quoting: Check this shit out! 714162


Yeah that is very interesting indeed :)
Thanks OP!





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