We all know matter can be transformed into energy, and even energy can be transformed back into matter. But now, scientists say that it’s possible to use light, obviously a form of energy and transform it into matter, more specifically electrons and positrons, which are anti-electrons.
Something this article doesn’t describe is that the implications could be huge. This could be an easier way to create anti-matter, which means it may have a significantly higher impact to our future!
Anti-matter is a form of matter that is just the opposite of matter. Matter, you might remember from chemistry class, consists of protons, electrons, and neutrons. Anti-matter consists of similar particles, with the opposite attributes. Believe it or not, anti-matter is used in such technologies today, like MRI’s and CAT scanners. However, it could be used in the future for space travel, with a concept known as “anti-matter propulsion systems”, this of course is already known by many Star Trek fans. This technology is only theoretical of course, but could one day be far-reaching than just space travel.