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    Default 3 facts maybe you don't know about antimatter


    I would like to share with you guys some facts you might not know about antimatter:

    1º - Recent studies suggest that an antimatter spacecraft could achieve up to 70% the speed of light, reaching Proxima b in just about 6 years.

    2º - The maximum time that antimatter has been stored is 405 days.

    3º - According to the former Fermilab physicist Gerald Jackson, antimatter rockets could become a reality by 2050.


    What are your thoughts about antimatter propulsion?

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    Default Re: 3 facts maybe you don't know about antimatter

    That only #2 is a 'fact', the rest is idle speculation. For comparison, read similar comments on expect progress in nuclear fusion from thirty years ago. Might be an eye opener.

    1. We can only produce antimatter a few particles at a time in multibillion dollar accelerators. That makes it thousands of times more expensive than gold.
    2. We can only store miniscule amounts of antimatter for any length of time. Storage would have to improve by roughly a dozen orders of magnitude to even be considered for a propulsion system.

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