If you thought rocket science was bad enough, particle physics must be worse. However, a group of researchers at Cern, Geneva have forged ahead to find out the darkest secrets of antimatter.
Antimatter is the exact opposite of matter. When a normal matter’s atom meets with its antimatter counterpart, they both annihilate each other in just a flash of light. So far, scientists knew this fact. Now, some scientists believe that antimatter may actually be anti gravity as well. This means, when a particle of antimatter is dropped, it does not fall down but is repelled or it falls ‘up’. Lead scientist Professor Joel Fajans suggests that antimatter may or may not be antigravity and that the researchers are still at the very beginning of theorizing and understanding how antimatter works.
As for me, I do believe antimatter can possibly antigravity. That is probably why every particle in the Universe is moving away from each other. The Big Bang Theory states that stars and planets and galaxies are all moving father away from each other. It may be possible that the space contains antimatter which pushes all the heavenly bodies from each other. This truly is rocket science for most of us to understand but the take home is that physics is not a perfect science and there are several things that we still do not understand in this world. Probably, one day scientists will have better explanations to these riddles and bizarre ways of the world and nature.
Cern has been at the forefront of many other ground-breaking researches. The organization had launched the Open Source Hardware Initiative, which aimed to make hardware open source. It also had tried to determine how fast we can really travel. The organization is at the fore front of what is happening in science and technology today, and much of it maybe rocket science to most of us.