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Name: Roeland
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Age: 16
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Date: 1999 


Question:
Hi there, I've read a lot about anti-matter, but I'm wondering how much power develop when anti-matter and normal matter come together. Is it heavier then a atomic bomb or less???????


Replies:
The energy released when matter and antimatter meet is equivalent to the total mass of the matter and antimatter (i.e., twice the mass of the matter). Only a very small fraction of the matter in an atomic bomb is converted to energy, so gram for gram, an atomic bomb is much much much less potent than a matter/antimatter explosion. Of course, you don't normally see grams of antimatter hanging around.

TimMooney



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