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Vast Cloud Of Antimatter Traced To Binary Stars

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posted on Jan, 10 2008 @ 08:27 PM
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Vast Cloud Of Antimatter Traced To Binary Stars


www.sciencedaily.com

Four years of observations from the European Space Agency’s Integral satellite may have cleared up one of the most vexing mysteries in our Milky Way: the origin of a giant cloud of antimatter surrounding the galactic center. Integral found that the cloud extends farther on the western side of the galactic center than it does on the eastern side. This imbalance matches the distribution of a population of binary star systems that contain black holes or neutron stars, strongly suggesting that these binaries are churning out at least half of the antimatter, and perhaps all of it.
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posted on Jan, 10 2008 @ 08:27 PM
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So it looks like Dark Matter isn't annihilating itself creating gamma rays...so it's back to the drawing board. This is right out of Star Trek. Now we need some DiLithium Crystals.

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posted on Jan, 11 2008 @ 12:19 PM
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Hi there Harddrive.

Thanx for posting this, VERY interesting




harddrive
So it looks like Dark Matter isn't annihilating itself creating gamma rays


Just incase you are unaware, it is ANTI-MATTER the article speaks of, not DARK MATTER.


Anti-Matter

For example an antielectron (a positron, an electron with a positive charge) and an antiproton (a proton with a negative charge) could form an antihydrogen atom in the same way that an electron and a proton form a normal matter hydrogen atom

Wiki Source

Dark Matter

dark matter is matter of unknown composition that does not emit or reflect enough electromagnetic radiation to be observed directly, but whose presence can be inferred from gravitational effects on visible matter.

Wiki Source

Im sure you know this as you must have read the article, but just thought i'd mention it


Peace
AoN



posted on Jan, 11 2008 @ 12:37 PM
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In recent years, some theorists championed the idea that particles of dark matter were annihilating one another, or with atomic matter, producing electrons and positrons that annihilate into 511-keV gamma rays.

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That dark matter idea is so fringe and crazy that it may have just worked...but yeah, what's dark matter anyway.



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