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  • Jeroen Kumeling
    ... Van: JONIFERRIS Aan: starfriends@esosoft.com ; UFOpals@onelist.com ;
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 16, 1999
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      -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
      Van: JONIFERRIS <jferris@...>
      Aan: starfriends@... <starfriends@...>; UFOpals@onelist.com
      <UFOpals@onelist.com>; iufo@... <iufo@...>
      Datum: vrijdag 17 december 1999 1:19

      |From: JONIFERRIS <jferris@...>
      | Scientists at Purdue University are winding up a project to design
      |and build a key component of an experiment that aims to help answer a
      |troubling mystery: If the Big Bang that created the cosmos spawned equal
      |amounts of matter and antimatter, as theory predicts, where did all the
      |antimatter go? "The big question is, how did the universe survive?"
      |says Ian Shipsey, a professor of physics at Purdue. "If matter and
      |antimatter were created in equal quantities in the early universe, each
      |antiparticle would have annihilated a particle, and the universe, as we
      |know it, would have ceased to exist." But the universe does not contain
      |equal amounts of matter and antimatter; it is predominantly made of
      |matter. A possible solution to the problem is that there are small
      |differences in the properties of antimatter and matter, setting in
      |motion an evolutionary process that, over billions of years, has
      |resulted in today's matter-dominated universe. The best way to test this
      |theory is to analyze subatomic particles referred to as bottom quarks,
      |also known as beauty quarks, which a silicon detector being built at
      |Purdue is designed to do.
      |Copyright 1999 by United Press International.
      |All rights reserved.
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