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Antimatter drive spaceship, computer artwork. This theoretical spaceship consists of a large particle accelator (circular) surrounding a magnetic containment field. The accelerator is used to generate antimatter, a substance which behaves like matter but has the opposite properties. On exposure to matter (bright, centre) the matter and antimatter will annhilate, cancelling each other's mass and converting it directly into energy according to Einstein's famous equation E=mc2, where E is energy, m is mass and c is the speed of light. Antimatter is currently formed in small amounts in particle accelerators.
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