Strange Matter as Planetary Warfare

Chris Hind (
Wed, 11 Sep 1996 03:02:42 -0700

I've read about past fears that building increasingly powerful particle
accelerators have the potential to create strange matter which is a more
stable form of matter that would instantly convert all matter around it into
this new form. Is there any potential of this occurring? If so should we
build particle accelerators on asteroids instead of Earth? Also what is the
potential that this could be used in the future as a type of planetary
warfare where a chunk of strange matter could be shot into the atmosphere of
another planet and convert all the matter on that planet to strange matter
therefore turning the entire planet into a mass of absolute physical entropy
since all the elemental properties would differ. Also what would a dark
matter life form be like and would it be possible to make things out of dark