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Old 08-08-2011, 03:05 AM
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Default Anti-Matter Particles trapped around Earth

Okay I can't take all the credit for this. My good friend Clarke sent me the link, but seeing as he hasn't posted this I guess I will.

BBC News - Antimatter belt around Earth discovered by Pamela craft


Pretty darn cool. Though with NASA in the toilet so to speak it seems private companies will be the ones exploring this and we all know how well they handle things.
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....and the unobtanium.
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Interesting. But how do they want to really capture and seperate them from normal matter particles?
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Now that is interesting
One way to solve the problem of antimatter production.
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Interesting. But how do they want to really capture and seperate them from normal matter particles?
For real, was wondering just the same thing. It has always been proposed that antimatter could be used for fuels and stuff, but I've never heard a feasible way to actually implement this idea.
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Expose them to a magnetic field. The charges are opposite, so they separate from matter in the vicinity.
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Yeah but you'd have to collect them from huge volumes - and the charges of one type of antimatter particle would be the same for another type of matter particle, right? But I guess mass is different. But essentially you'd have to build a giant mass spectrometer that can suck in huge volumes. But even by condensing the particles in that huge volume into a "funnel" in order to seperate the wanted particles, they would probably be destroyed because of the higher proximity of regular particles then.
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