Monday, April 8, 2013

Matter and antimatter baffle scientists

The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. Colossians 1:15-17 (NIV)

As reported by Sally Appert of The Epoch Times, March 27, 2013:

U.S. researchers have captured individual protons and antiprotons to measure their magnetic charge with unprecedented accuracy.

Antimatter is like ordinary matter, except its particles have the exact opposite charges and magnetic properties. When matter and antimatter meet, they destroy each other.

“One of the great mysteries in physics is why our universe is made of matter,” said study lead author Gerald Gabrielse at Harvard University in a press release. “According to our theories, the same amount of matter and antimatter was produced during the Big Bang.”

“As the universe cools down, the big mystery is: Why didn’t all the matter find the antimatter and annihilate all of both? There’s a lot of matter and no antimatter left, and we don’t know why.”
The passage in Colossians cited above tells us why matter doesn't find antimatter and annihilate everything--because the Lord Jesus Christ Himself is holding everything together. Go here for the abstract of the original article by DiSciacca, Marshall, et al in Physical Review Letters, Vol. 110, No. 13, March 29, 2013.

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