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2005-Feb-24, 05:37 PM
Gamma Rays Come from the Earth Too (http://www.universetoday.com/am/publish/gamma_rays_earth.html?2322005)

Scientists were surprised a few years ago when the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory discovered bursts of gamma rays weren't only coming from deep space - some are coming from the Earth too. Further observations from NASA's RHESSI satellite has shown that approximately 50 Terrestrial gamma-ray flashes (TGFs) emanate from our planet every day, blasting out gamma rays for about a millisecond. What causes these TGFs is still unknown, but scientists believe they're caused by the build-up of electrical charge at the tops of thunderclouds.

2005-Feb-24, 08:26 PM
Sorry, but you were "yourself-ed"
http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=420811&highlight=gamma+ray+earth#4 20811

2005-Feb-24, 09:23 PM
Thought sure I did a search. Oh, well....

2005-Feb-25, 04:22 AM
toseek toseeked toseek?

2005-Feb-25, 02:06 PM
Thought sure I did a search. Oh, well....

:D . Those science fiction conventions can disrupt your rythym, I suppose. :)