Thursday, October 26, 2017

Well that's a relief

Universe shouldn't exist, CERN physicists conclude

Click bait headline aside, this is incredibly interesting. The big bang created matter and anti-matter in equal amounts. Matter and anti-matter annihilate one another on contact, meaning that the universe should have ended as soon as it began. Obviously it didn't because here we are. This means that there should be some difference between matter and anti-matter, something to account for matter surviving. Right now no one knows what this difference is.

So the universe exists but scientists are still trying to figure out why.

...and if it was a good idea in the first place.

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