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Destruction of Stars Formed Huge Antimatter Cloud

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posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 01:13 PM
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Destruction of Stars Formed Huge Antimatter Cloud


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Now, an international research team looking over four years of data from the European Space Agency's International Gamma Ray Astrophysics Laboratory (INTEGRAL) satellite has pinpointed the apparent culprits.

Their new findings suggest these positrons originate mainly from stars getting devoured by black holes and neutron stars.

As a black hole or neutron star destroys a star, tremendous amounts of radiation are released.

Just as electrons and positrons emit the tell-tale gamma rays upon annihilation, so too can gamma rays combine to form electrons and positrons, providing the mechanism for the creation of the antimatter cloud, scientists think.

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posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 01:13 PM
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So they are saying that new evidence indicates that the destruction of stars by black holes spews out incredible quantities of positrons (opposite in charge to an electron) which is antimatter. Now that is a lot of antimatter being released. I wonder how the positrons make the transition back into normal matter without a violent release of energy. Or maybe that is how it is done!

Also: positron + electron= Gamma rays and the equation can go backward Gamma rays can be combined (in black holes) to form antimatter and electrons. This is postulation.

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