Fermi Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flash (TGF) Animations

  • Released Monday, January 10, 2011
  • Updated Friday, October 23, 2015 at 4:48PM
  • ID: 10707

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.


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