In the surge of energy of solar flares, physicists have now detected antimatter particles streaming away from the sun.
Researchers already knew that the reactions that fuel the sun create antimatter particles called positrons, among other particles. However, this is the first time the sun's positrons have been detected in this way, according to the New Jersey Institute of Technology. The lead scientist in the discovery, Gregory Fleishman, is a professor at the institute.
Anti-Matter has been a Science-Fiction staple for a long time. Many believe it's the evidence of a parallel universe. But how can we know this to be true? It's not that far-fetched actually, when you're dealing in Quantum Physics.
Sub-atomic particles can be unstable, and tend to pop in an out of existence from time to time. It also has been theorized that there is a positive and negative to each particle in our universe(or our parallel universe IS the opposite version of our particles). Observing such a thing is rather difficult, but theoretically possible.
Dark Energy and Dark Matter tie into this on a smaller note, simply due to our lack of understanding of those two. However ludicrous this all may sound, it's important to know. Why? Well, let's just say that for every action, there's an equal and opposite reaction.
If you'd like to know more about Quantum Physics, Brian Cox has written a fantastic book on the subject.