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ScienceCasts: Dark Lightning

 


Dr. Valerie Connaughton was featured in this ScienceCast YouTube video about a Fermi satellite that detected antimatter coming from thunderstorms right here on Earth.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hN0wGga5e0I






Researchers studying thunderstorms have made a surprising discovery: The lightning we see with our eyes has a dark competitor that discharges storm clouds and flings antimatter into space. Astrophysicists and meteorologists are scrambling to understand "dark lightning."