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Anti-matter
« on: 25/05/2006 05:39:35 »
If matter and anti-matter were supposedly created in equal abundance, where is the anti-matter?  

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Re: Anti-matter
« Reply #1 on: 25/05/2006 06:45:03 »
As far as I know, this is still a problem. Certainly in a book I read recently it remained unanswered; although I'm not sure how long ago the book was written.

But if you think about it, there could be a perfectly simple explanation. It would only take a tiny imbalance for anti-matter to disappear. If there were even 0.0001% more matter, then when pairs of matter/anti-matter particles had annihalated each other, there would still be that 0.0001% of matter left.

That's probably not the answer, by the way ;)

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Re: Anti-matter
« Reply #2 on: 25/05/2006 13:29:28 »
The Castor Fiber Phd is correct.

Matter and Anti-matter were not created in equal amounts and we really ought to be quite grateful for that.

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Re: Anti-matter
« Reply #3 on: 25/05/2006 19:24:16 »
Is there an anti-matter parallel universe?



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Re: Anti-matter
« Reply #4 on: 25/05/2006 19:43:25 »
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Originally posted by JimBob

Is there an anti-matter parallel universe?



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Woooooo !!..if that were true and the two came into contact !!!...it would be Le Big Bang part deux !!

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Re: Anti-matter
« Reply #5 on: 25/05/2006 19:47:49 »
perhaps that is how an alternate universe is created.

Aside from that, there is the membrane theory.  there are these things called membranes, the size of a membrane to a universe is like a leaf to an atom, and each membrane represents a dimension.  When 2 or more membranes touch, they create a universe containing each of the dimensions of the touching membranes.  This theory is partially supported by the string theory, and scientists say that they can create a universe in a lab, which will instantly push itself out of the boundary of our universe, causing no harm.

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Re: Anti-matter
« Reply #6 on: 25/05/2006 20:40:17 »
Or:  More antimatter than matter was created, and we're all made of antimatter.
 

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Re: Anti-matter
« Reply #7 on: 25/05/2006 23:46:10 »
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Or:  More antimatter than matter was created, and we're all made of antimatter.



Unfortunately not. We have chosen to call the stuff of which we are made "matter". Were we anti-matter then THAT would have been called matter & matter would be anti-matter. But does it really matter?

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Re: Anti-matter
« Reply #8 on: 25/05/2006 23:51:22 »
Beaver the most plausible theory is pretty close to what you suggested.  There is a slight assymetry in the nuclear reactions that involve matter and antimatter so when they all anihillate there is a bit of matter left and most of the energy goes in electromagnetic radiation

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Re: Anti-matter
« Reply #9 on: 26/05/2006 07:23:38 »
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Re: Anti-matter
« Reply #10 on: 26/05/2006 14:29:27 »
I didn't mean it seriously.  It depends on your perspective.  Like the globes sold down under showing Australia on top of the world.  But of course whatever form was more abundant we'd end up designating as "matter".
 

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Re: Anti-matter
« Reply #11 on: 26/05/2006 19:08:41 »
more abundant, or just what we are made of?  for all we know, there could be twice as much anti-matter as matter, but as DoctorBeaver said, Does it really matter?

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