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Source of Mystery Antimatter Found

There’s a large cloud of antimatter lurking out in space, and researchers have long wondered where it came from. An international team examining four years’ worth of data from the European Space Agency’s INTEGRAL satellite has identified the positrons as originating from stars being eaten by black holes and neutron stars.

Is it just me, or do black holes get blamed for everything? They’re the Rodney Dangerfield of astrophysics.

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Posted in News, Science, Space January 17th, 2008 by Chip
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