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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Too cool for a pithy title

This is just f-ing awesome:


A space telescope has accidentally spotted thunderstorms on Earth producing beams of antimatter.

Such storms have long been known to give rise to fleeting sparks of light called terrestrial gamma-ray flashes.

But results from the Fermi telescope show they also give out streams of electrons and their antimatter counterparts, positrons.

The surprise result was presented by researchers at the American Astronomical Society meeting in the US.


Now, if only we can discover that tornados actually produce dilithium crystals, we'll be in business!

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