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A thin band of antimatter particles called antiprotons enveloping the Earth has been spotted for the first time.
The find, described in Astrophysical Journal Letters, confirms theoretical work that predicted the Earth's magnetic field could trap antimatter.
The researchers say there may be enough to implement a scheme using antimatter to fuel future spacecraft.
Originally posted by muzzleflash
What if there is a repellent force that we don't understand yet?
For example what if, anytime anti-matter were to collide with matter, the "repellent force" causes it to miss direct contact?
Just an idea to toss out there.
Originally posted by DarkSarcasm
Doesn't the saying go.........
I've also heard that when antimatter and matter "make contact" it would cause an explosion because combining a proton and an antiproton instantaneously transforms the matter of each into pure energy.
Originally posted by CLPrime
reply to post by Droogie
We're discussing this in two other threads: here and here.
Why two? I don't know, but three might be pushing it.