Thursday, May 20, 2010

Matter Wins out over Antimatter!

Sounds like a prize fight don't it. In the overall scheme of things, according to an article in Yahoo News sent in by Tim Sayell, Scientists have come squarely down on the side of matter after eight exhaustive years of analyzing data from the Tevatron collider at the Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Ill.

This is good news, going the distance to explain how matter can exist at all! This is pretty amazing data when you consider that at the moment of the big bang, equal amounts of regular matter and antimatter were created. This should have guranteed that all matter should have destroyed itself at the start.

From the article:
  • The current theory, known as the Standard Model of particle physics, has predicted some violation of matter-antimatter symmetry, but not enough to explain how our universe arose consisting mostly of matter with barely a trace of antimatter.....
  • But this latest experiment came up with an unbalanced ratio of matter to antimatter that goes beyond the imbalance predicted by the Standard Model. Specifically, physicists discovered a 1 percent difference between pairs of decaying sub-atomic particles.
At the very least this should be a very startling item to consider. At the start of the universe, there was almost 99 times more matter than is present now. Our massive Universe is a mere ghost of what was in the beginning! Is that wild or what?

For the whole mind bending article select the title or go here

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