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What is/are the Implication/ implications of the Creation of Antimatter?

A team of scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory including those from India created the heaviest antimatter (anti-helium nucleus). What is/are the implication/ implications of the creation of antimatter?

1. It will make mineral prospecting and oil exploration easier and cheaper.

2. It will help probe the possibility of the existence of stars and galaxies made of antimatter.

3. It will help understand the evolution of the universe.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below :(2012)

a) 1 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer B

‘Anti’ means opposite. So anti matter has some properties opposite with respect to the usual matter. For example, the electron has as its antiparticle the antielectron. The electron and the antielectron have exactly the same masses, but they have exactly opposite electrical charges. PS: When an electron meets an antielectron, the two annihilate and produce a burst of light having the energy corresponding to the masses of the two particles.


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