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Strange Science: Heaviest Bit of Antimatter Discovered

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Physicists have detected the heaviest bit of weird antimatter ever found -- a nucleus that is the antimatter partner to helium.

For every particle of matter, a matching antimatter particle is thought to exist with the same mass, but an opposite charge. The problem is, when the two come into contact, they annihilate. This gives rise to one of the great mysteries of physics: Why does our universe appear to be made entirely out of ordinary matter?


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