Here's an intriguing article that was sent by P.S.J., and it has my high octane speculation motor running me right off the end of the speculation twig, but that will take some explaining. Here's the article:

Antimatter cooled by laser light

Now there's something here that caught my eye and that of course has me crawling very gingerly to the end of today's high octane speculation twig, and very possibly, right off of it (which is very often what we non-scientists do when we're speculating about the latest scientific or engineering wizardry):

Antihydrogen is the simplest stable atom that consists only of antimatter particles, namely an antiproton and an antielectron (a positron). Measurements of antihydrogen therefore provide an ideal way to test the symmetry between matter and antimatter, but such experiments present formidable obstacles. In 1995, 11 antihydrogen atoms were produced from reactions in a particle accelerator at CERN, Europe’s particle-physics laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland, and hurtled down a 10-metre-long vacuum tube at nine-tenths of the speed of light2. Each atom existed for barely a few tens of nanoseconds before being destroyed by striking a particle detector.

Much of the ensuing research into antihydrogen has involved inventing new ways of producing samples of increasingly slower-moving atoms. This was eventually achieved by confining and mixing clouds of antiprotons and positrons in magnetic fields that acted as ion traps to produce antihydrogen atoms. The atoms were then confined by another complex configuration of magnetic fields that acted as a neutral-atom trap3,4. The ALPHA collaboration at CERN’s Antiproton Decelerator facility can now routinely trap 1,000 antihydrogen atoms for many hours in this way. This has allowed an atomic frequency of antihydrogen, which corresponds to the energy of a characteristic atomic transition, to be measured5 with a fractional precision of 2 parts in 1012. No deviation from the corresponding frequency of hydrogen was observed, which is exactly the outcome expected from CPT symmetry. (Boldface emphasis added

Regular readers of this website or of my books will know that I have long speculated that the vast expenditure of money and manpower on CERN's Large Hadron Collider was not just about "pure research". I've even entertained the speculation that it's not just about particle physics but other kinds of physics as well, and these speculations I  still entertain to this day. But here we are concerned with particle physics, and specifically, let it be noted, with the creation of anti-matter in the form of antihydrogen, and then the all-important issue of containing it long enough to take measurements. Why is this significant? Firstly, because when any anti-matter comes into contact with its opposite, that is to say, "normal matter", there is a total annihilation reaction. Let's say you had x numbers of regular hydrogen atoms, and x number of anti-hydrogen atoms, and you brought them together. They would both be completely consumed with a tremendous burst of energy. Indeed, if one could assemble enough of these atoms and anti-atoms, and then suddenly bring them together by allowing the containment of the anti-atoms to collapse, one could conceivably have an explosion much, MUCH larger than the largest hydrogen bomb humanity ever detonated (which, incidentally, was the Soviet Union's "Tsar Bomba" test of 1961 which resulted in a yield estimated at a whopping 57 megatons. Some estimates placed it much higher at around 67 megatons.)

To put this all "country simple," there is a clear military implication and potential application to CERN's findings, not the least of which has been to contain a large amount of antihydrogen "for many hours."

The other interesting takeaway from the above qoutation is the chemical implication, for as noted, the anti-hydrogen behaves exactly like normal hydrogen in atomic transition states, which implies that if, say, anti-oxygen would be created and similarly contained, and chemically bonded with anti-hydrogen, one might have anti-water because the transition states of their positrons(i.e., anti-electrons) would behave in a similar fashion to their normal matter counterparts. In short, the implication is that any elements and chemical compounds composed of them might have their anti-matter correspondents. Of course, it needs to be emphasized that we're a very very very long way away from that and we're similarly very very far away from such conclusions, as there are a variety of arguments that could be and have been advanced against the notion (the matter-anti-matter anisotropy in the universe being but one), but nevertheless it seems to emerge from the implications of the article, narrowly considered.

But... all this is still only prelude, because then there's an explanation of a new technique of cooling - and thus being able to contain - a much greater density of antihydrogen using counter-propagating laser beams. I'll let the reader read the details in the article. But these details then end with this:

Finally, because laser cooling leads to a greater concentration of slower atoms at the magnetic-field minimum of the neutral atom trap, it might allow denser clouds of antihydrogen to be produced than is currently possible. This would further improve the precision of measurements in future experiments.

Again, the potential military implications here seem to follow from the previous speculations. And that means, once and for all, what's going on in Geneva is not just about "pure science."

The late US Naval Observatory astronomer Dr. Tom Van Flandern speculated that the asteroid belt is the remains of an exploded planet that used to be more or less in the orbit of the asteroid belt, reviving the early 19th century hypothesis of astronomers that the asteroid belt was the remains of just such a planet which, oddly enough, they named "Krypton." When searching for an explanation of why a planet should suddenly and spontaneously explode, Dr. Van Flandern speculated that perhaps there was somehow an accumulation of antimatter in the planetary core whose containment had somehow suddenly collapsed, producing the explosion. (For more information on his theory, see the discussion in my book The Cosmic War: Modern Physics, Ancient Texts, and Interplanetary Warfare, or Dr. Van Flandern's book Dark Matter, Missing Planets, and New Comets: Paradoxes Resolved, Origins Illuminated.) Why is this significant? Because as far as was known then, or indeed now, there are no known naturally occurring examples of such anti-matter accumulation and containment able to produce such an explosion. All such accumulations and containments achieved thus far have been the results of technology and applied engineering, in short, of intelligence...

OK... my high octane speculation of the day is concluded, and everyone can laugh now...

See you on the flip side...

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Michael UK on April 9, 2021 at 3:28 am

    I just remembered some really important information about antimatter research in Antarctica. Neutrino particles discovered in Antarctica.
    The Daily Mail reported that “Right-handed and left-handed neutrinos could be related in the same way that matter and antimatter are related, pointing specifically to a concept that posits matter and antimatter are the same type of particle just moving in opposite directions through time. According to this theory, the still mysterious ‘right-handed’ neutrinos’ observed in Antarctica weren’t just new particles, but pilgrims from an entirely new universe. That new universe would have formed during the Big Bang at the same point as our own, but moving in the opposite direction through time, contracting rather instead of expanding, and comprised primarily of antimatter rather than matter”.
    Some scientists are suggesting it is evidence that during the Big Bang, a second universe was created that mirrors our own, consisting mainly of antimatter, and in which time flows backwards.
    I have always thought that there is something much much deeper going on with antimatter research at LHCs and I believe it to be the ultimate quest for Time Travel.
    I have to return to Joseph’s books on the Bell and to my very favourite book of his – Hess and Penguins.
    Isn’t it funny that the Paranormal and Science Fiction seems to be cyclical and non linear – just like Time!

    • DanaThomas on April 9, 2021 at 3:53 am

      Frankly I would like to hear more about Antarctica (and chemtrails!) than the “UFO disclosure” that is supposedly coming soon from the usual suspects in Washington. Still, people like Linda M. Howe think it will be important. We shall see….

    • PiPoe on April 9, 2021 at 5:25 am

      This brings to mind two rivers flowing side by side in opposite directions or the structure of DNA.
      If their meeting causes annihilation, how does that reaction produce a beneficial outcome? I ask because I don’t know.

  2. Richard on April 9, 2021 at 1:51 am

    In one’s humble opinion, there’s far too much blissful ignorance between observations of annihilation and mathematical prediction of the same as some folks attempt to [shoehorn] an explanation for another’s idea. Finding the center of this presumptive and expanding mathematical [Big Bang!] might be time and funding better spent doing something else.

    Children must not play with fusion bomb making or with deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) manipulation when their sensory apparatuses have yet to develop and remain fully functional without a degrading limitation to function along the way (aging). The original DNA template seems absent just as that missing center of expansion absent for the time remaining. Of course, “absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.” But are the right questions getting asked in the first place?

    The sport of annihilation physics to guess a prediction seems monstrous folly. Or as you mention, “. . . the results of technology and applied engineering, in short, of intelligence. . .” Something is definitely missing. Possibly, a correct interpretation of this presumed physical existence.

    The physical sciences have had some successes, though. Re-creating what already IS, does not seem to be one of them. It seems a little late to board that train, too. A beginning of that which is seems as elusive as the center of this presumed expansion of something. One would suggest that there have been far too many bad accidents or toxic errors already, now seen in hindsight. CERN seems to be going somewhere as its along for the ride on this planet. It doesn’t seem to have an actual rest state from motion and torsion any more than anyone else has had in the past, present, or to come. Focusing a perpetual blur seems hard to do if it can be done at all.

    • PiPoe on April 9, 2021 at 5:28 am

      Your analogy of children playing with bomb making seems apt.

  3. Robert Barricklow on April 8, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    Many a movie, sci-fi T.V. show, and sci-fi novels –
    feature antimatter propulsion and/or weapon systems.

    There is a theoretical temperature of absolute zero.
    If one were a mad enough scientist? But, that’s a silly question.
    There’s countless mad scientists.
    Its a wonder Earth is still in one piece;
    albeit, not near as healthy as when there were no scientists.
    I mean an intelligent scientist? In today’s context? Is an oxymoron.
    In fact, the word intelligence is also changing w/the language.
    Thank God for our leadership?
    Or, should we be thanking that guy in the antimatter red suit?

  4. marcos toledo on April 8, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    Thank you Michael UK The Domesday Machine episode was the ancestor of the Deathstar from the Star Wars. As for antimatter when will we find or create the dilithium crystals to power our starships ala Star Trek. Just wondering if this and other articles are just crumbs announcing we have the propulsion technology for interstellar travel. So the creators of Superman didn’t make the name for his home planet astronomers already used that name for the asteroid belt remains.

  5. Christine M. on April 8, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    All of this is way over my head and struggling to understand. How does this process affect oxygen if large amounts of hydrogen are sequestered? Can it be returned to the orginal state?
    What could go wrong here…

    • Australian Qld on April 8, 2021 at 7:08 pm

      All interesting comments incl yours Christine. Mine is more directed at the very smart Dr JP Farrell . Being an Aussie fan in Qld Aus I’m always intrigued by his intelligence gathering and posts related to his members. One doesn’t have to be a ScFi fan to appreciated the implications of this latest media release from CERN. This is a weapon under development . Something that has been hoped for since inception. Viable production and containment of antimatter . The ultimate nucleur weapon . Potentially quite small, deliverable but a planet destroyer . Que the asteroid belt ..That astronomer from the US Naval Observatory had the courage to state the obvious..A rarity in physics these days. Implications as JP suggests: high intelligence , wicked to be sure, still around possibly, but maybe otherwise occupied in other solar systems. All to frightening to think further . Containment and viable production of antimatter larger atoms ie Christine’s Oxygen? Highly likely as containment of Hydrogen anti or not may prove to problematic . From a close friend of America .

    • PiPoe on April 9, 2021 at 5:30 am

      Good question. Lots can go wrong here.

  6. anakephalaiosis on April 8, 2021 at 12:56 pm

    Paradox of matter vs antimatter (spirit):

    Man needs God, to know himself, because Man is created, in the image of God, anthropomorphized, as “father year” in the Holy Writ.

    Father Year (God) is four seasons, and therefore four elements, and therefore Father Year is quintessentially the fifth essence.

    Son of Man, as MIRROR IMAGE of Father Year, is life in death, and rise in fall, i.e. summer in winter, and spring in autumn.

    That is paradox of diametrical oppositions, in original Scythian YOGA:

    Elohim-Yahweh, as astronomical and agricultural year, deduced:

    • PiPoe on April 9, 2021 at 5:40 am

      Hmmm… the planets (outward to Saturn and including Earth’s moon) interact with the Sun to produce Earth’s seasons (cycles). This tracks with many information source types.
      The question I have is how does this benefit the other mass spheres? Where are they headed? I do not buy that their sole purpose is to support Earth.

      • anakephalaiosis on April 9, 2021 at 11:06 pm

        A standardized workweek, with a day off, cannot be established, by dividing the year cycle with: 8,16,32,64.

        Therefore 52×7 is a political compromise. Attaching celestial bodies to weekdays strengthens the argument. There is a practical side to the agrarian calendar.

        Imagine, if farmers had random workweeks, with various length. That would create chaos, when workers try to socialize, between farms, on their day off.

        Genesis = standard workweek with a day off. Simple logic.

        • anakephalaiosis on April 9, 2021 at 11:41 pm

          Astronomers have a different approach to the year cycle, while observing sun’s position in the zodiac, and comparing length of cycles for the wandering stars.

          Elohim is a plural word, so logically it would refer to ALL the cycles of the wandering stars, not just the sun.

          To avoid misunderstanding, one attaches Yahweh to Elohim. Yahweh would be farmer’s year, based on observation of changes in animal and plant life.

          Children understand Father Christmas better than winter solstice. Father Year is children story.

  7. Roger on April 8, 2021 at 11:38 am

    There is speculation that anti-matter exists in a backward time flowing plane of existence. I suspect it gets produced regularly under certain conditions but doesn’t last long in this Universe because our Universe is like a giant crystal that grew from seed matter of the form we experience. In other far removed times and far removed places not connected with ours anti-matter seeds might form anti-matter Universes.

  8. OrigensChild on April 8, 2021 at 10:22 am

    CERN’s primary conCERN is monetary policy: it is our policy to con your governments out of your money to fund our own private conCERNs. With respect to devising the perfect con, CERN has been hugely successful.

  9. KSW on April 8, 2021 at 8:31 am

    Bomb definitely, and energy production. I searched “role of antimatter in the universe” and found this colorful pdf since I’m behind way behind the curve on this topic. It’s from IOP- Institute of Physics titled “ANTIMATTER: A review of its role in the universe and its applications” … On page 9 they state definitely that “ENERGY FROM ANTIMATTER: Although matter–antimatter annihilation generates large amounts of energy, it is unlikely that it would ever be a practical source of power (or used for making bombs) …” And continue that basically, it’s too expensive and they can’t make enough of it. (yet) Always a disclaimer!

  10. Michael UK on April 8, 2021 at 7:08 am

    Oh no, here we boldly go again! There is an episode of the original series of Star Trek titled “The Doomsday Machine” which involves a planet being destroyed by antimatter.
    Have we been here before?

    • Peter on April 8, 2021 at 7:45 am

      To Whom it May con-CERN: The missing trillions have been deposited in your off-world account 000322-X – Please continue with your advancements.

      • Billy Bob on April 8, 2021 at 11:03 am

        Noticed today my “Economic Impact” funds is “processing” on my bank account, missing many
        zeros compared to theirs. I have concerns too….?

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