posted on May, 14 2009 @ 06:37 AM
Antimatter was a lethal weapon. Potent, and unstoppable. Once removed from its recharging platform at CERN......a blinding light. The roar of
thunder. Spontaneous incineration............
From Angels and Demons.
This is a thread that I have been meaning to start for a while. I imagine that when the Da Vinci Code was first published, the conspiracy theory world
was bombarded with people looking to find out more. As the new Dan Brown movie, Angels and Demons is released, I'm sure there will be a surge of
traffic and new members here at ATS and other sites looking for the 'Truth' behind the Illuminati. I cannot give any answers in that field - I can
however shed some light on antimatter......................
Anti matter is being made at CERN, they are creating anti-hydrogen, the simplest anti-atom possible, consisting of an antiproton and a positron bound
together. These experiments require a perfect vacuum, and need a way of containing the antiparticles in an electric or magnetic field. Antihydrogen
has been isolated, but as it has no charge, it cannot be contained in these fields.
So at the moment we can find antimatter, but have no way of containing it, certainly not as a bomb in a briefcase!
Rolf Landua is a physicist at CERN who advised on the Angels and Demons film and is rumoured to be the inspiration for Leonardo Vetra, a physicist in
the original story. He also only has good news fro us when it comes to antimatter.
In the novel, a quarter gram of antimatter is all it takes to destroy the Vatican. According to Rolf the total amount of antimatter created in thirty
years of experiments at CERN is ten billionths of a gram. This would be no more explosive than lighting a match.
Then you must allow for the cost, a gram of antimatter would cost somewhere in the region of a million billion dollars! And only take ten billion
years to produce! I bet the Vatican are quaking!
I hope that this has been of some interest to you all, and if you see any 'US developing Antimatter' esque threads, I would be glad if you could
point them this way.