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Antimatter belt around Earth discovered by Pamela craft

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posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 06:47 PM
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Antimatter belt around Earth discovered by Pamela craft


www.bbc.co.uk

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.
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posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 06:47 PM
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I can't tell if this is such a huge announcement as it's made out to be, I mean it probably is. Even so, when they say we can possibly use this as fuel in the future, they must probably mean the very very distant future. But anyway, it's nice to hear that future generations will benefit from this discovery, man they're lucky. I'd love to make use of that antimatter right about now.

www.bbc.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 06:53 PM
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when antimatter meets matter, don't things blow up? how is this antimatter not reacting with anything?



posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 06:55 PM
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Possibly due to the fact that it is suspended within the Earth's magnetic field.
EDIT: I'm only postulating.
edit on 7-8-2011 by Negotium of Verum because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 07:00 PM
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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.



posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 07:09 PM
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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.



posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 07:21 PM
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Nice find!

this will be for a most interesting read.



posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 07:40 PM
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Perhaps we just don't understand Quantum Physics enough to postulate a new theory?

Gravity is the weaker force, so don't be surprised by the leaks into other dimensions.

The antimatter has been coexisting for billions of years. Google multiverse theory.



posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 11:42 PM
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antiprotons would have to come in direct contact with protons to eplode. the planet's magnetosphere is far beyond our atmosphere out in the vacuum of space. they wont come in constant contact with protons, although theey do occassionally and the resultant little pop is most likely how they were discovered in the first place,



posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 11:44 PM
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If true, I am pretty sure that the aliens have been harvesting this for thousands of years and wouldn't let us have any.

Do you think humans deserve to go to other systems? I sure don't.



posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 12:31 AM
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We have to go to other systems to tell them about God, and civilise them, and take their resources..........
Thats what we do.........earthmans burden.....



posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 01:55 AM
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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.


Doesn't the saying go.........

Opposites attract.

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. This release, in enough quantity, could be used to cause explosions larger than an atomic bomb.

Personally, I wouldn't use this antimatter as fuel, I would find a way to control the energy release for power while converting certain atoms in mass into other atoms such as removing one proton from the next element from gold. This could then be used to power everything while creating quantities of more necessary elements from less necessary ones.



posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 06:21 AM
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Originally posted by DarkSarcasm


Doesn't the saying go.........

Opposites attract.

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.


There is a problem though. One of your claims has to be wrong technically. Both cannot co-exist with the new found evidence of anti-protons forming a belt around Earth.

Either
#1) Opposites do not always attract and it's a over-generalization. (Thus the theory of a 'repelling force'.)

or
#2) Antimatter touching matter does not create massive explosions.



posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 06:47 AM
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Originally posted by CLPrime
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We're discussing this in two other threads: here and here.
Why two? I don't know, but three might be pushing it.


Thanks, but "dual" topics are allowed, with 1 in breaking news. Many people only check this forum each day as a news source, and don't have time to trawl through everything else.

When will people stop posting this? D:



posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 10:09 AM
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In case there are any who are brave enough to scrutinize the report ... here it is

pamela.roma2.infn.it...



posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 11:31 AM
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Yeah, they'll use it as fuel for their trip to a new planet when they leave us all behind when SHTF



posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 12:24 PM
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The fact that these antiprotons are trapped by earth's magnetic field must be keeping them from coming in contact with normal protons somehow. If a proton and an antiproton did contact each other they would both be completely annihilated, converting all of their mass into energy. Of course...that doesn't always mean a gigantic explosion would happen. The amount of energy released (in other words the size of the explosion) depends on the mass of the matter/antimatter. So for instance, if it was only one particle of each the explosion would be very small.
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posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 12:29 PM
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Time to speculate and dream.

Could this be the quarantine around the earth that is supposed to exist??

[url=http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread636289/pg1]



posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 12:47 PM
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Thanks for all the replies, stars all around.

I don't know how relevant this may be, but as I'm pretty sure it is tied together, I would like to refer to an interesting discussion on The South Atlantic Anomaly. The original poster is seemingly very knowledgable on the subject, and his thread will most certainly interest you. It might get a bit technical though, which I felt it was. Interesting nonetheless.



posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 03:01 PM
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IT'S KEEP OUR SOULS TRAPPED HERE!

IT'S TIME TO CARRY THE FLAG TO THE TOP OF THE REICHSTAG AND BREAK OUT OF THIS PRISON PLANET

Great find, very interesting.



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