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What happened to antimatter?


Craig
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Interesting, but seems odd that if equal amount of matter and ant-i-matter were created at the big bang, then they destroyed themselves, that only matter was left.

James

(Gets very confused by these things)

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The theory is that there is some as yet unknown asymmetry between matter and anti-matter, which caused an uneven distribution or annihilation, leaving only matter visible to us.

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The theory is that there is some as yet unknown asymmetry between matter and anti-matter, which caused an uneven distribution or annihilation, leaving only matter visible to us.

^ What he said ;)

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All hypotheses for now though, given we don't know quite what the Big Bang was. There are a number of experiments, such as the LHC at CERN and AMS on the ISS, to try and detect it or work out what might have happened to it. 


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