1. Same story, different day...........year ie more of the same fiat floods the world
    Dismiss Notice
  2. There are no markets
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Week of 6/24/2017 Closing prices & Chg Over Last Wk---- Gold $1256.40 Silver $16.64 Oil $43.01 USD $96.94
  4. "Spreading the ideas of freedom loving people on matters regarding high finance, politics, constructionist Constitution, and mental masturbation of all types"
    Dismiss Notice

Lightning Bolts Are Churning Out Antimatter All Over Planet Earth

Discussion in 'Coffee Shack (Daily News/Economy)' started by BarnacleBob, Dec 1, 2017.



  1. BarnacleBob

    BarnacleBob GIM Founding Member & Mod. Founding Member Site Mgr Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2012
    Messages:
    8,681
    Likes Received:
    9,862
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Ten-Oh-Cee
    solarion likes this.
  2. solarion

    solarion Gold Member Gold Chaser Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2013
    Messages:
    4,034
    Likes Received:
    6,119
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Interesting, but it seems the author is a bit confused.
    Nitrogen doesn't have 14 neutrons. Hopefully it's just a brain fart and the author meant to imply that Nitrogen has an atomic mass of 14.
     
  3. BarnacleBob

    BarnacleBob GIM Founding Member & Mod. Founding Member Site Mgr Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2012
    Messages:
    8,681
    Likes Received:
    9,862
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Ten-Oh-Cee
    INCREDIBLE Upward Lightning (Ground to Cloud) - May 18, 2017



     
    EricTheCat and solarion like this.
  4. Alton

    Alton Gold Member Gold Chaser

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2010
    Messages:
    2,464
    Likes Received:
    3,885
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Michiana
    Like many other "science facts", I question the existence of "anti-matter". Opposite charge I can understand, anti-matter, not so much. Seems too much like a "quantum black hole" fantasy.

    It's long been known that lightning on the earth and in the earth's atmosphere produces gamma radiation. It's good to see "mainstream scientists" peeking out from under the deadening blanket of Newtonian physics and Einstein's relativistic theories to actually see the light of the universe. I'm still quite puzzled as to how France can turn out some brilliant scientists but can't produce a firearm worth shooting but, that's another topic for another day. Chinese scientists are blazing some serious trails in discovering the electrical energies of the universe AND how to start harnessing this knowledge for it's utility and service to humanity.

    Yeah, the guy who wrote the article for Live Science is still digging around for the conventional (read: failed) explanations of Newtonian physics and relativistic theories which is why he stumbles on the nuclear similes. Sort of like using cow's milk to explain modern industrial coatings...the disconnect is becoming quite obvious.
     
    BarnacleBob and solarion like this.
  5. Joe King

    Joe King Gold Member Gold Chaser

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Messages:
    4,764
    Likes Received:
    4,428
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Instant Gratification Land
    If you can grasp the idea of opposite charge, then you alsp grasp the idea of anti-matter. Ie: the former defines the latter.
     
  6. Alton

    Alton Gold Member Gold Chaser

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2010
    Messages:
    2,464
    Likes Received:
    3,885
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Michiana
    Then why call it "antimatter"? It seems the scientists fail to grasp the concept of opposite charge.
     
  7. solarion

    solarion Gold Member Gold Chaser Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2013
    Messages:
    4,034
    Likes Received:
    6,119
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Hey, space is supposedly a void...yet filled with dark matter. Sure anti-matter too...cuz why the hell not.
     
  8. southfork

    southfork Mother Lode Found Mother Lode

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Messages:
    13,871
    Likes Received:
    11,651
    Trophy Points:
    113
    What at this point does it matter? Said the hildabeast
     
  9. Joe King

    Joe King Gold Member Gold Chaser

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Messages:
    4,764
    Likes Received:
    4,428
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Instant Gratification Land
    It's because all we've ever known is the stuff we've long called "matter". When an opposite was found, it was given the "anti" moniker. As in, the opposite of.
     
  10. Joe King

    Joe King Gold Member Gold Chaser

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Messages:
    4,764
    Likes Received:
    4,428
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Instant Gratification Land
    Antimatter is known to exist. Dark matter is not. Dark matter is what they say adds the mass that would seem to be necessary for the Universe to behave as we observe it to behave.
    ....but it could also be that we just don't fully understand everything we see in the Universe. Which is the reason we have science. It's the quest to figure it all out.

    Science: the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.

    If we knew all the answers, experiments based on our observations wouldn't be necessary.
     
  11. solarion

    solarion Gold Member Gold Chaser Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2013
    Messages:
    4,034
    Likes Received:
    6,119
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I've heard the theories. It's the point where unproven theories get peddled as fact that I find disturbing.
     
    the_shootist and Alton like this.
  12. Joe King

    Joe King Gold Member Gold Chaser

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Messages:
    4,764
    Likes Received:
    4,428
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Instant Gratification Land
    All they are saying is that there is evidence for something being where we cannot currently detect anything. So it gets the euphemism of "dark matter".

    Ie: objects in space, like galaxies, exhibit the gravitational effects of more mater being there than we can see.
     

Share This Page