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It's the most destructive substance known to man, less than a gram of antimatter can be turned into an explosive equals to the atomic bomb exploded on Hiroshima/Japan in WWII. Its power comes from pairing it with normal matter. They violently cancel each other out, creating an enormous explosion (some scientists call it "they annihilate each other").

Many people feared that it could replace the atomic bomb and create even more destructive weapons but so far it has been impossible to produce enough amount of anti-matter in the lab environment. You'd have to work a hadron collider tens of thousands of years just to collect a gram of anti-matter.

But this? This could change things. What if other planets with stronger magnetic fields posses the ability of trapping anti-matter? The mankind's violent urges (or call it stupidity) would like to harness that and kill themselves (or other life forms) more "efficiently".

I do hope that the humanity and human society changes in a better way, stops using mass destruction weapons and militarily ways, removes the borders, stops wasting lives in the name of profit, becomes one nation, use the earth resources and sun's potential more wisely instead of possessing nuclear weapons while majority of world's population starves to death. Carl Sagan has showed us he way.
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To quote from the nasa papers ive been reading on this, this comes from the discussion of collection and predicted rate;
"The total rate of collection with a very large 100 km coil system could be as high as 100
micrograms per year for the worst case flux. Smaller systems of a more practical size would still be able to collect a few micrograms per year at these flux levels. This is three orders of magnitude faster than the current capabilities of Earth based accelerator production."

100 micrograms per year is relatively quite a lot, clearly enough to make a significantly strong weapon (since everyone has been discussing weapon use), however for this they would need a 100km coil radius! that's absolutely huge, personally I cant imagine they could comission something like that, especially with the economy how it is. You'd be better off spending money on cold fusion (probably a controversial claim).
    
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I studied astrophysics at U of M so I think this is
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