In the first moments of our Universe’s life, antimatter and matter were abundant as they were created in the Big Bang. Mysteriously, most of the antimatter disappeared seconds after, leaving a matter-filled Universe. Antimatter was only discovered after an equation which should have had one solution was found to have two. After decades of research, scientists have been able to learn much about the nature of the Universe through antimatter. Small amounts of antimatter are present everyday, while the search for the missing antimatter continues. Much is still unknown, so antimatter has captured our imaginations in popular culture.

The first step in learning about the mysteries of antimatter is to learn about the nature of energy.

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