Walkabout the Galaxy

Antimatter, the stuff that lets the USS Enterprise fly about the galaxy is the topic of this episode of Walkabout the Galaxy because it's made in your garden variety thunderstorm. Lightning strikes have enough energy to drive nuclear reactions that produce antimatter electrons. Join the astroquarks for this and other heady topics such as the wobble of the Earth's axis in space trivia.

Direct download: Antimatter_from_Your_Local_Thunderstorm.mp3
Category:Science -- posted at: 6:26pm EDT