Read this. You could have a blast!

On Sunday, scientists at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, announced that they had created and stored (hydrogen) antimatter in a stable state for the first time.

According to our understanding of such concepts, the universe consisted of equal parts matter and antimatter for a moment immediately after the Big Bang. However, when an antiparticle meets its matter counterpart, the pair annihilate each other, so the matter and antimatter should have cancelled each other out and the universe should have ended shortly after it was created! But it didn’t. Apart from the antiparticles generated artificially at CERN, we have failed to discover the slightest trace of antimatter. Where did it all go?

One possible explanation is the existence of a parallel universe composed entirely of antimatter.

As you’d expect from a blog called The Speed Of Dark, there’s a lot of antimatter right here. On this blog! Unfortunately, as I mentioned before, when an antiparticle of any kind meets its counterpart, the pair annihilate each other. Could be why my visitor stats are going down.

About thespeedofdark

David Winship has written an unauthorised autobiography and several critically disdained literary tomes. His work is frequently compared with Steinbeck, Orwell and Hemingway, but unfortunately Mike Steinbeck, Daisy Orwell and Howard Hemingway were all terrible writers. He has been totally overlooked for the most prestigious literary awards worldwide, which is a shame as most of the words are spelled correctly. In fact, his books contain material that ranks with the finest literary works in history: all the right letters are there, just not necessarily in the right order.

Dave’s blog (The Speed Of Dark Blog) is part of his crusade for truth and justice and universal entitlement to free real ale. It may well be that his whole purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others.

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