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Natural CERN? Lightning storms generate antimatter in Earth’s atmosphere acting like natural particule accelerators

Lightning and thunderclouds are natural particle accelerators as reported by Japanese scientists, who detected a γ-ray flash with a duration of less than one millisecond after lightning, during a thunderstorm on 6 February 2017 in Japan. According to their new observations, the scientists conclude that the centre energy of the prolonged line emission corresponds to electron–positron annihilation, providing conclusive evidence of positrons being produced after the lightning. These signals are the first direct evidence that thunderstorms make antimatter particle beams! Therefore they corroborate previous results made by  NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, which had also detected beams of antimatter produced above thunderstorms on Earth.

Scientists think the antimatter particles were formed inside thunderstorms in a terrestrial gamma-ray flash (TGF) associated with lightning. It is estimated that about 500 TGFs occur daily worldwide, but most go undetected. Antimatter has been considered as a trigger mechanism for nuclear weapons. A major obstacle is the difficulty of producing antimatter in large enough quantities, and there is no evidence that it will ever be feasible. However, the U.S. Air Force funded studies of the physics of antimatter in the Cold War, and began considering its possible use in weapons, not just as a trigger, but as the explosive itself. Well we are right in WEATHER WAR!

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