Thursday, November 18, 2010

The start of something...

http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/news/3869/antimatter-atoms-trapped-explore-mystery-matter

Set aside the study for now, the fact remains.

CERN researchers have used magnetic fields to hold anti-matter. A few dozen atoms for about a tenth of a second, but it proves that magnetic containment of anti-matter is, indeed, possible. Many breakthroughs start from such a small beginning.

The creation and storage of anti-matter is a science fiction staple. And many current researchers believe anti-matter would be...if we could just hang on to it long enough...the best power source for interplanetary flight.

A tenth of a second is nothing. But it is above zero, and that's half the battle.