Universe  ID: 10707

Fermi Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flash (TGF) Animations

NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has detected beams of antimatter launched by thunderstorms. Acting like enormous particle accelerators, the storms can emit gamma-ray flashes, called TGFs, and high-energy electrons and positrons. Scientists now think that most TGFs produce particle beams and antimatter.

Credits

Walt Feimer (HTSI): Lead Animator
Scott Wiessinger (UMBC): Producer
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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Missions:
Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope
GLAST

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Astrophysics Animations

Goddard TV Tape:
G2010-083 -- Fermi TGF Antimatter

Keywords:
SVS >> Antimatter
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Lightning
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Spectral/Engineering >> Gamma Ray
SVS >> Gamma Ray Burst
SVS >> Universe
SVS >> GLAST
SVS >> Gamma Ray Observatory
SVS >> Fermi
SVS >> Terrestrial Gamma Flash
NASA Science >> Universe

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0