Antimatter spotted on the edge of the world

Source: The Local

Earth is wearing a belt of antimatter – a twin of ordinary matter that could one day be used to create fuel for interstellar space travel – according to a breakthrough study by German and Italian scientists.


The scientists have for the first time spotted the band of antimatter particles in Earth’s magnetosphere. The particles are rare because they normally are annihilated when they come into contact with regular matter, producing a burst of energy.

In theory, they could one day be used as a fuel to accelerate spacecraft to great speeds for interstellar journeys.

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