CERN researchers are taking their study on antiparticles one step further this time. The antiProton Unstable Matter Annihilation (PUMA) project requires them to have antimatter interact with radioactive materials to understand the processes that occur inside a star. Since radioactive particles are generally short-lived, physicists have planned to transport antiparticles to these radioactive particles. This would be the first time antiparticles are transported outside a laboratory. To achieve this never-before feat, scientists will be loading about a billion antiprotons inside a magnetic trap, and store it at 4 degrees above absolute zero. (-269° Celsius). A van will then drive this to the facility where the radioactive particles are present.
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