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.