NPR: ‘Scientists Blast Antimatter Atoms With A Laser For The First Time’

Large Hadron Collider CMS Particle Detector (Tighef)


Europe’s Large Hadron Collider operated by the European Center for Nuclear Research (Organisation Européenne pour la Recherche Nucléaire), which often calls itself CERN, has been able to blast antimatter atoms as National Public Radio (NPR) reports:

Scientists Blast Antimatter Atoms With A Laser For The First Time

December 19, 2016

In a technological tour de force, scientists have developed a new way to probe antimatter. For the first time, researchers were able to zap antimatter atoms with a laser, then precisely measure the light let off by these strange anti-atoms. …

“This represents a historic point in the decades-long efforts to create antimatter and compare its properties to those of matter,” says Alan Kostelecky, a theoretical physicist at Indiana University.

Antimatter sounds like something out of science fiction. “The first time I heard about antimatter was on Star Trek, when I was a kid,” says Jeffrey Hangst, a physicist at Aarhus University in Denmark. “I was intrigued by what it was and then kind of shocked to learn that it was a real thing in physics.”

He founded a research group called ALPHA at CERN, Europe’s premier particle physics laboratory near Geneva, that is devoted to studying antimatter. That’s a tricky thing to do because antimatter isn’t like the regular matter you see around you every day. At the subatomic level, antimatter is pretty much the complete opposite — instead of having a negative charge, for example, its electrons have a positive charge. And whenever antimatter comes into contact with regular matter, they both disappear in a flash of light.

“We can keep them for a long time,” Hangst says. “We’ve demonstrated we can keep them for 15 minutes without losing them.”

In the journal Nature, his team reports that they’ve now used the special laser to probe this antimatter. So far, what they see is that their anti-hydrogen atoms respond to the laser in the same way that regular hydrogen does.

That’s what the various theories out there would predict — still, Hangst says, it’s important to check. “We’re kind of really overjoyed to finally be able to say we have done this,” he says. “For us, it’s a really big deal.”

Speaking of antimatter and science fiction, in May of 2009, Dan Brown’s movie, Angels & Demons, had antimatter captured from part of CERN ‘s Large Hadron Collider and then used it as an explosive. Critics said the movie was in error as they claimed it was not possible to store antimatter more than a fraction of a second. The critics were wrong.

Not only can CERN store antimatter, they can experiment on it.

As far as antimatter goes, here are some comments from NASA:

Antimatter is real stuff, not just science fiction. Antimatter is firmly in the realm of science with some aspects even entering the technology realm. There is also a lot of speculation about what one might do with antimatter.

What is Antimatter?

Antimatter is matter with its electrical charge reversed. Anti-electrons, called “positrons,” are like an electron but with a positive charge. Antiprotons are like protons with a negative charge. Positron, antiprotons and other antiparticles can be routinely created at particle accelerator labs, such as CERN in Europe, and can even be trapped and stored for days or weeks at a time. And… they made antihydrogen for the first time. It didn’t last long, but they did it.

It costs far more energy to create antimatter than the energy one could get back from an antimatter reaction. … Something to keep in mind, too, is that antimatter reactions – where antimatter and normal matter collide and release energy, require the same safety precautions as needed with nuclear reactions.

Notice that NASA acknowledges that CERN with its LHC has produced and stored antimatter, that antimatter collection is expensive, and that antimatter is dangerous. And it is something that Europe has decided to continue to research and produce.

Here is something from a CERN-related website:

In 1928, British physicist Paul Dirac wrote down an equation that combined quantum theory and special relativity to describe the behaviour of an electron moving at a relativistic speed. The equation – which won Dirac the Nobel prize in 1933 …

Dirac interpreted the equation to mean that for every particle there exists a corresponding antiparticle, exactly matching the particle but with opposite charge. For the electron there should be an “antielectron”, for example, identical in every way but with a positive electric charge. The insight opened the possibility of entire galaxies and universes made of antimatter.

But when matter and antimatter come into contact, they annihilate – disappearing in a flash of energy. …

At CERN, physicists make antimatter to study in experiments. The starting point is the Antiproton Decelerator, which slows down antiprotons so that physicists can investigate their properties.

Now if the Large Hadron Collider does have military potential, which I have long indicated that it does, all should understand that it is likely that the Europeans and not the Americans will benefit from it. That will probably also include items related to its claimed find of pentaquarks. As well as possibly quark-gluon plasma, sometimes called strangelets, various particles, dark matter, dark energy, and observations of how certain things act/react (more on these items can be found in the article The Large Hadron Collider has Military Potential).

European technology is moving ahead.

I believe that CERN’s LHC, combined Germany’s FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research) project, along with other technology, like its helium fusion stellarator (see Germany’s functional stellarator, Donald Trump, and ‘the unthinkable’), will help the Europeans rise economically and/or produce military weaponry to fulfill certain end time prophecies.

Notice the following:

3 And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast. 4 So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?” (Revelation 13:3-4)

The last portion of Revelation 13:4 is discussing what seems to be a unique type of warfare. Since this is an end time prophecy, this warfare likely includes certain high-tech weapons (such as electromagnetic pulse, lasers, neutron bombs, unique delivery systems, etc.) that will be effective for a while.

It should also be noted that the Bible shows that the end time European King of the North Beast power will destroy the USA as well as a confederation of lands that are currently Islamic:

39 He will attack the mightiest fortresses with the help of a foreign god and will greatly honor those who acknowledge him. He will make them rulers over many people and will distribute the land at a price. 40“At the time of the end the king of the South will engage him in battle, and the king of the North will storm out against him with chariots and cavalry and a great fleet of ships. He will invade many countries and sweep through them like a flood. 41 He will also invade the Beautiful Land. Many countries will fall, but Edom, Moab and the leaders of Ammon will be delivered from his hand. 42 He will extend his power over many countries; Egypt will not escape. 43 He will gain control of the treasures of gold and silver and all the riches of Egypt, with the Libyans and Cushites in submission. (Daniel 11:39-43, NIV)

Technology would seem to have to be a factor in the ability of Europe to defeat the land with the mightiest fortresses–which in the 21st century is the USA (see also USA in Prophecy: The Strongest Fortresses).

Ultimately, the Europeans will be overcome by what appears to be a Russian-led, mainly Asian, confederation, cf. Jeremiah 50:41-43 & Daniel 11:44, possibly by exploiting some technological flaw, like creating a software virus, etc., while also amassing troops, etc.

The Large Hadron Collider is helping Europe get to the point it will have the technology it will need to temporarily ‘rule’ the world. There have been interesting developments from it so far and more are expected. We also have produced a related video about this: Could the Large Hadron Collider lead to destruction?

According to the Bible, Europe will become militarized (Revelation 13:4; Daniel 11:39-44) and developments related to the Large Hadron Collider certainly may be a factor in fulfilling biblical prophecies.

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

The Large Hadron Collider has Military Potential Some say this European project is only peaceful. Yet, is it working on capturing antimatter, discovering strangelets, pentaquarks, etc. A related video is also available: Could the Large Hadron Collider lead to destruction?
European Technology and the Beast of Revelation Will the coming European Beast power would use and develop technology that will result in the taking over of the USA and its Anglo-Saxon allies? Is this possible? What does the Bible teach? Here is a related YouTube video: Military Technology and the Beast of Revelation.
Europa, the Beast, and Revelation Where did Europe get its name? What might Europe have to do with the Book of Revelation? What about “the Beast”? Is an emerging European power “the daughter of Babylon”? What is ahead for Europe? Here is a link to a video titled: Can You Prove that the Beast to Come is European?
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies for the Great Monarch point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States? In the Spanish language check out ¿Quién es el Rey del Norte? Here is a link to a video titled: The Future King of the North.
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2017, 2018, or 2019? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000? Here is a version of the article in the Spanish language: ¿Puede comenzar la Gran Tribulación en 2016 o 2017? ¿Es el Tiempo de los Gentiles? You can also see the English language sermon videos: The Great Tribulation from the Mount of Olives and Can the Great Tribulation begin before 2020? A shorter video is: Will the Great Tribulation Start in 2017?

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