I'm astounded by physics and even as a strong Christian I still like to debate my position on some of the theories of space without involving my spiritual beliefs. A major question I have is why the universe is made up of matter and not antimatter. In class, i am currently learning about the Higgs boson particle and all of it seems a bit foreign to me. Also as to why it could potentially wipe out all life. Could anyone shed any light on any of this? I believe that the universe is made out of matter.
Thanks, the universe would have to be composed of matter+ in order to stabilize the nuclear particles floating throughout space. If antimatter had been introduced at an equal or higher rate then this would cause a spacial imbalance, resulting in the reduction of the speed of light, gravitational pull of planets, or even the appearance of major particles that rely on matter+. The universe could not be made of anti matter in this case. ( studying physics in high school)
Antimatter has the same properties as matter, and if the same amount of antimatter is present (No matter, otherwise they would annihilate each other) they would do the exact same thing as matter. If the matter is spaced far enough away from the antimatter, unless it is close, it would be indistinguishable from normal matter. Also to clarify, are you arguing the entire universe is made of matter or only matter not around us
Only in space, and not necessarily. Anti Matter contains a negative charge while matter is neutral. This is crucial when determining the concentration of matter in the universe. Everything contains matter but, antimatter couldn't be on a equal level or dominant in the universe because this doesn't explain why some things only contain positive charges. If antimatter was present at the same concentration of matter then everything would be polar, which is not the case.