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In what could be called an revelatory unveiling for the world of science; scientists have successfully brought to light literally the most obscure matter rather antimatter of the universe to shine by prickling atoms of antimatter and making them radiate.

The school of thought dictates that at the time of the Big Bang, matter and antimatter came into existence in equal amounts. Since they by principle they cancel each other out, scientists had been curious as to how small amounts of matter had still managed to persevere that is the stars, interplanetary bodies or essentially life itself - and why antimatter has had come to vanish.

Researchers at CERN ultimately took decades to figure out how to ultimately create an antimatter version of the most basic atom in existence hydrogen and keep it contained long enough to conduct testing.

A paper publishing online on Monday by the journal Nature, the first result of a careful study from an experiment with antihydrogen revealed that when the particle is provided a stimulus by a laser, antihydrogen began producing light on the same UV frequency as its contemporary in the world of matter, hydrogen.

The energy in this case being the laser then added to the atoms came to tell what light they absorbed and emitted is called the process of spectroscopy. It is a common tool in physics, chemistry and astronomy, to settle on an atomic composition of a substance in a lab or even in remote galaxies. The result is then present in rainbow-esque panels or graphs displaying the distribution of colors.

"What we have is one color," said Jeffrey Hangst, a leading member of the team working on the ALPHA experiment at CERN , which is located on the Swiss-French border. "But it's kind of the most fundamental one because it's the one that we can measure most accurately."

Hangst and his colleagues now plan to refine the experiment, using techniques developed for hydrogen over the past 200 years, to map in precise detail the atomic spectrum of antihydrogen.

"All we've done so far is find the top of the hill, now we want to measure the shape of the hill," he told foreign media.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2016

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