Antimatter Bombs Can Destroy the Earth, But, Luckily, They’re Only Theoretical


Antimatter bombs are apparently theoretical but incredibly frightening as it has the disastrous abilities of a fabric adamant on destroying matter. These bombs are the counterpart of ordinary matter, just like the reflected image of yourself in a mirror, and appearing in the majority of the time as their normal analog – until they meet. Because when antimatter and matter molecules face each other, they automatically and totally exterminate one another while emitting a large quantity of pure energy.

The abilities of the antimatter could be, however, used as an utter force of destruction, particle physicist and author Frank Close admits. Professor Close wrote in his book named ‘Antimatter’ that in order to eliminate one kilogram of antimatter, about 10 billion times the quantity of the emitted energy of an exploding kilogram of TNT is needed.

Scientists work with the positive analog of the negative electrons, namely positrons, most often. Professor Close wrote in his book that some 50-millionths of a gram of positrons are sufficient to create a disastrous explosion equivalent to 1,814 kilograms (4,000lbs) of TNT. There is no need for specific fuel chemistry such as an anti-TNT or benzene, but it is the extermination that emits energize the most basic antimatter will do.

Antimatter bombs could annihilate life on Earth

Because, usually you’ll have to create one antiparticle and one anti-atom simultaneously, also because it is incredibly hard to hoard antimatter, Professor Close says it is not likely to be used as a weapon. This is the reason why particle physicist Aidan Robson from the University of Glasgow and European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) said that these kinds of hypothesis have no purpose, as if you have a positron ray and it faces anything itself, it is traveling nowhere.

Rays of positrons pushing around a molecule accelerator such as the suggested Compact Linear Collider at CERN travel via a vacuum setting, so the odds of positrons unexpectedly meeting some sort of gas and creating a crater in the Earth’s surface are extremely low. The presence of antimatter, analog to normal matter was first hypothesized and envisioned by physicist Paul Dirac back in the year 1928.

All molecules we know have an almost indistinguishable analog with an inverse charge and different spin: for example, negative electrons have a reflected image in positive positron molecules, as said by the Institute of Physics (IOP). It also explained that almost no matter is present in the visible universe and there should be hardly much more usual matter is one of the biggest problems in the physics that hasn’t been solved yet.


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