Re: antihydrogen atoms

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Sun Feb 24 2002 - 01:56:39 MST

On Sat, 23 Feb 2002, Chuck Kuecker wrote:

> From : 1 joule = 2.39e-10 tons
> of TNT - multiply - 2.15x10^9 tons of TNT per gram of AH, or 2.15x10^6
> kilotons. Or 2150 megatons.
> Boom.

Two gigatons on Luna does not register down here. You'll sure see it, and
it might generate a very small EMP, but that's about all.

Assuming, you want to create antimatter, you would not want to stay on a
planetary surface. An accelerator as a solar powered string of devices in
a circular orbit around Luna (built on an launched from surface) would
have free vacuum, circular beam path, cheap energy, and safety from
accidents (but would be a veritable weapon, of course).

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