Home > slashdot > Anti-Matter Belt Discovered Around Earth

Anti-Matter Belt Discovered Around Earth

August 7th, 2011 08:37 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

hydrofix writes “A thin band of antiprotons enveloping the Earth has been spotted for the first time. The find, described in Astrophysical Journal Letters [arXiv] (Note: abstract free, full text paywalled), confirms theoretical work that predicted the Earth’s magnetic field could trap antimatter. The antiprotons were spotted by the Pamela satellite launched in 2006 to study the nature of high-energy particles from the Sun and cosmic rays. Aside from confirming theoretical work that had long predicted the existence of these antimatter bands, the particles could also prove to be a novel fuel source for future spacecraft — an idea explored in a report for NASA’s Institute for Advanced Concepts.”

Source: Anti-Matter Belt Discovered Around Earth

Related Articles:

  1. X-rays From Other Galaxies Could Emanate From Particles of Dark Matter
  2. How Astrophysicists Hope To Turn the Entire Moon Into a Cosmic Ray Detector
  3. Newly Discovered 60-foot Asteroid About To Buzz By Earth
  4. Missing Matter, Parallel Universes?
  5. CERN Studies Connection Between Cosmic Rays and Climate Change
Categories: slashdot Tags: antimatter, antiprotons, astrophysical journal, astrophysical journal letters, Earth, energy particles, future spacecraft, hydrofix, Matter Belt, pamela, source, work
blog comments powered by Disqus
45,000 Verizon Workers On Strike Over New Contract Speed For Maps: Jailbreak Tweak Adds Speedometer To Maps App
gipoco.com is neither affiliated with the authors of this page nor responsible for its contents. This is a safe-cache copy of the original web site.