SWITZERLAND - Scientists Freeze Positronium Atoms

Arno Froese

Positronium can generate huge amounts of energy. It can shed light on ‘antimatter’ which existed at the beginning of the Universe, and studying it could revolutionise physics, cancer treatment, and maybe even space travel.

“Physicists are in love with positronium,” said Dr. Ruggero Caravita, who led the research at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (Cern), near Geneva. “It is the perfect atom to do experiments with antimatter.”

“Now the entire field of study is unblocked.”

So what exactly is positronium? 

It is a so-called exotic atom consisting of both matter and antimatter—so very unusual stuff indeed.

Matter is what the world around us is made from, including the stars, the planets and us. 

Antimatter is its opposite. It was created in equal amounts when the Universe was born but exists only fleetingly in nature now, with very little of it occurring naturally in the cosmos.

One of the first experiments frozen positronium could be used for is to see if its antimatter part follows Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity in the same way as the matter part. 

The matter, which forms the world around us, consists of atoms, the simplest of which is hydrogen, which is the most plentiful element in the Universe. This is made up of a positively-charged proton and a negatively-charged electron. 

Positronium, on the other hand, consists of an electron and its antimatter equivalent, a positron.

The Cern group is not alone in their quest for frozen positronium. A group from the KEK Slow Positron Facility in Tokyo [is] about to publish similar results.

It is turning out to be a scientific race, involving other groups around the world as well, because this esoteric substance potentially has enormous practical benefits. When an electron and positron combine, they release huge amounts of energy. This could be harnessed to create powerful, so called gamma ray lasers.

-www.bbc.com, 22 February 2024

Arno's Commentary

An average person cannot digest the depths of this research and alleged discovery. When objectively analyzing scientific achievements for the last few decades, it seems nothing is impossible—or so mankind thinks.

We note that Albert Einstein is mentioned. Wikipedia testifies: “Einstein was then asked to what extent he was influenced by Christianity. ‘As a child I received instruction both in the Bible and in the Talmud. I am a Jew, but I am enthralled by the luminous figure of the Nazarene.’ Einstein was then asked if he accepted the historical existence of Jesus, to which he replied, ‘Unquestionably! No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus. His personality pulsates in every word. No myth is filled with such life.’”

While we highly respect true science, we do know that when it comes to the age of the earth, it is clearly documented in Genesis 1.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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