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"The planet's immune system is doing everything it can. The planet's immune system is doing everything it can."
- Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Fire Storm  
  When clouds of antimatter dust encountered ordinary matter spaceships.  

...there were occasional clouds of contraterrene dust - formed no doubt when larger bodies were blown almost literally to atoms by the insane violence of explosions following collisions with common terrene matter... When they hailed against a ship or an asteroid, the flame of atomic destruction was, not surprisingly, called a fire storm.
Technovelgy from Collision Orbit, by Jack Williamson.
Published by Astounding in 1942
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