one time i said weather is harder than particle physics but really weather is particle physics

A Recent Hurricane Shot A Bolt Of Antimatter Toward Earth

A Recent Hurricane Shot A Bolt Of Antimatter Toward Earth

When you think of an alien world, you might think of a strange, stormy place with an inhospitable environment, frequent lightning strikes, and extreme radiation. But who needs an imagination when the storms here on Earth already beam radiation, including antimatter, down toward the ground?

Thunderstorm Turns Into A Nuclear Reactor And Blasts Radiation Everywhere

Thunderstorm Turns Into A Nuclear Reactor And Blasts Radiation Everywhere

Image: Ricardo Faria/Flickr Thunderclouds rolled into the Japanese beach town of Uchinada early one December morning in 2015. The scientists expected the storms; they’d staked out the location specifically for studying something normally only seen by satellites. Sometime after 5am, a flash of lightning struck a wind turbine. And along…