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Thunder Storms produce Anti-Matter

 
 
Reply Thu 13 Jan, 2011 07:56 pm
I found this rather amazing. Who knew anti-matter could be so easy to produce accidentally.

Here's a nice video from NASA to explain it better than I could.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 13 Jan, 2011 08:23 pm
@rosborne979,
Thanks rosborne. I wish they gave a little more scientific context rather then a raw animated video.
Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jan, 2011 03:20 am
Chicken Little was right ! ! ! The sky is falling ! ! !
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jan, 2011 06:24 am
@Setanta,
Now all we gotta find is the recipe for Dilithium crystals
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jan, 2011 06:27 am
So we can boldly go . . .
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jan, 2011 06:29 am
@Setanta,
Im being serious . Since Matter/Anti-Matter reactions produce 40% Gamma rays per unit volume reaction (according to E=mc^2), then we need the dilithium to act as a grabber for the gamma and neutrinos created in the reaction.
I know of dilithium gas but crystals?
Could this be just like Unobtanium? or am I just fuckin nutz?
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jan, 2011 06:39 am
Yes, you are. You're going to need to design a system to keep the dilithium suspended in a crystaline state. Then you're going to have to run around in thunderstorms catching the anti-matter as it falls out of the sky. You'll need a very large, well-padded catcher's mitt.

Let us know how that works our for ya, 'K?
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jan, 2011 06:42 am
@Setanta,
Soon as I finish my phlogiston finder.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jan, 2011 09:12 am
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:
Thanks rosborne. I wish they gave a little more scientific context rather then a raw animated video.

There are a few articles on it as well, but they don't provide much more detail than in the video.

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/GLAST/news/fermi-thunderstorms.html
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HexHammer
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jan, 2011 05:58 am
@rosborne979,
Hmmm, very interesting indeed!
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jan, 2011 07:12 am
@Setanta,
Setanta wrote:
Yes, you are. You're going to need to design a system to keep the dilithium suspended in a crystaline state. Then you're going to have to run around in thunderstorms catching the anti-matter as it falls out of the sky. You'll need a very large, well-padded catcher's mitt.
Yeah, but padded with WHAT ??





David
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jan, 2011 07:24 am
@OmSigDAVID,
Dont quit yer day job Dave. Let the comedy to the professionals
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jan, 2011 07:55 am
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:
Dont quit yer day job Dave. Let the comedy to the professionals
Maybe the humor got past u, Farmer.

U c, if the padding material in the glove
were made of matter, then, in theory,
it woud detonate when establishing contact with the anti-matter (positrons against electrons);
so it woud be tricky to find padding that woud not detonate the anti-matter; get it ?





David
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jan, 2011 08:01 am
@OmSigDAVID,
Trust me DAve, It want over anyones head. It just wasnt funny, unless , of course, it wasnt meant to be, then THAT woulda been funny.
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