posted on May, 5 2011 @ 04:10 PM
Originally posted by Intelearthling
I don't see why anti-matter shouldn't obey the laws of gravity. It's just the opposite charge of 'regular' matter. Nothing changes in the
That was the first thing I wondered out loud too - but then it got me thinking:
If particles of the same mass but opposite charge produce an anti-gravity effect, this should hold all sorts of clues into the missing link between
electromagnetism and the force of gravity. Oh snap!
Originally posted by GalacticJoe
Does that mean, that the outer reaches of the universe would be filled with a vast shell of antimatter?
I think you could look at it more like pouring water into oil. Little "drops" cling together to form galaxies, while simultaneously being repelled
by all the water (expanding anti-matter) around them.
Also this makes me wonder: antimatter reacting with matter annihilates both but produces energy. If antimatter exhibits antigravity, wouldn't
antimatter reacting with other antimatter (through collisions stronger than the force of antigravity) possibly produce "antilight" as well? I don't
just mean "darkness", but something that when it encounters regular light, annihilates both into
Couldn't this then simultaneously explain dark matter (why it's invisible to us), dark energy (i.e. antilight and antigravity), and
expansion of the universe despite gravity?
Seems to me there is some very exciting symmetry here, and this research is loaded with potentially profound implications on all of physics, not just
Will be very curious to see what they uncover.