Even for researchers, there is still a lot of mystery surrounding antimatter. A CERN, the European center for nuclear research, scientists just recently produced anti-hydrogen. The problem with creating antimatter is that when antimatter and matter meet, they annihilate. But yes, antimatter is real, although there are a lot of unanswered questions surrounding its existence.
Oh yes, anti-matter is very real!
As an example, consider the electron. The electron is a type of particle that helps makes up the atom. Now for every electron, which is a negatively charged particle, there is an exactly the same sort of particle, but with a positive charge. It has the same mass, it behaves exactly the same way as the electron, and yet is is the exact opposite, electrically-speaking.
Every type of subatomic particle has its opposite, with an opposite electrical charge. This is what we call anti-matter.
Anti-matter is real – in fact, the Fermi telescope recently documented thunderstorms producing streams of positrons, the anti-matter ‘opposite’ of electrons. The positrons are created by terrestrial gamma-ray flashes, or TGFs – split-second flashes of light produced by electrons in thunderstorms moving close to the speed of light. These TGFs produce gamma rays, and when these gamma rays get close enough to the nucleus of an atom, it can shift their energy into two particles – an electron and the anti-matter positron. As the two particles re-connect, they emit a specific, distinctly coloured flash of light. The Fermi telescope was able to pick up this coloured light, thereby uncovering the presence of anti-matter.
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