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  1. #1 Where is the anti matter 
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    When matter comes into existence through energy, do you still need antimatter? If so, where is it? Does it pop up randomly in the universe, or could it ocupy the same space as matter?


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    Quote Originally Posted by jurgenj
    When matter comes into existence through energy, do you still need antimatter? If so, where is it? Does it pop up randomly in the universe, or could it ocupy the same space as matter?
    When mass is created from energy, it is created in matter/anti-matter pairs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jurgenj
    If so, where is it?
    This is somewhat of a problem; nobody really knows!
    "The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair." ~ Douglas Adams
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    Has antimatter ever been detected or created experimentally, or is it purely theoretical in nature?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bradford28
    Has antimatter ever been detected or created experimentally, or is it purely theoretical in nature?
    It has been created, detected and even stored for a short time. It is not only theoretical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrRocket
    When mass is created from energy, it is created in matter/anti-matter pairs.
    True, but not necessarily always.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waveman28
    Quote Originally Posted by DrRocket
    When mass is created from energy, it is created in matter/anti-matter pairs.
    True, but not necessarily always.
    when is it not created in this pair?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcane_Mathematician
    Quote Originally Posted by Waveman28
    Quote Originally Posted by DrRocket
    When mass is created from energy, it is created in matter/anti-matter pairs.
    True, but not necessarily always.
    when is it not created in this pair?
    The answer to that lies in the fact that everything on earth, in our galaxy, and all other galaxies we have observed, are made of matter. Thus there must be some process in which matter can be created without anti-matter. Otherwise our world would simply not exist.
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    I come to spekulate that antimatter isn't antimatter as of such, but just a special difference in the behavior of the superstrings, or whatever that is the condition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bradford28
    Has antimatter ever been detected or created experimentally, or is it purely theoretical in nature?
    Anti-matter in the form of anti-protons is created and stored regularly at the Batavia Fermi accelerator.

    http://www.fnal.gov/
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