Anti-matter weapon systems million times more powerful than nukes
indiadaily.com | February 28 2006
Defense scientists in many countries in the world are working on anti-matter weapon systems. These weapon systems are devastating. The level of destruction is unimaginable.
The theory behind the anti-matter is that every type of subatomic particle has its antimatter counterpart. But when matter and antimatter collide, they annihilate each other in an immense burst of energy.
It is possible to develop antimatter bombs small enough to hold in one's hand, and antimatter engines for 24/7 surveillance aircraft.
Many countries are secretly working on new generation of super weapons -- pure antimatter bombs that wouldn''t emit radioactive fallout. Some countries are secretly testing antimatter- powered "electromagnetic pulse" weapons that could fry an enemy's electric power grid and communications networks, leaving them literally in the dark and unable to operate their armed forces infrastructure,
electrons (negatively charged particles) and protons (positively charged particles) -- have antimatter counterparts: antielectrons and antiprotons. One fundamental difference between matter and antimatter is that their subatomic building blocks carry opposite electric charges. Thus, while an ordinary electron is negatively charged, an antielectron is positively charged (hence the term positrons, which means "positive electrons"); and while an ordinary proton is positively charged, an antiproton is negative.
If electrons or protons collide with their antimatter counterparts, they annihilate each other. In so doing, they unleash more energy than any other known energy source, even thermonuclear bombs.
Unlike regular nuclear bombs, positron bombs wouldn''t eject plumes of radioactive debris. When large numbers of positrons and antielectrons collide, the primary product is an invisible but extremely dangerous burst of gamma radiation. This can kill a large number of soldiers without touching the civilian population.
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