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Gravity, from what I understand, is when a smaller mass of matter is attracted to a much larger one, which is how Isaac Newton discovered the phenomena. What about the opposite of gravity? I'm talking about anti-gravity, and it's not just a theme in science fiction. It would actually work if we had the right technology for it. First there's anti-matter. Whenever we have an "anti-" anything in general it's something that's different from the former. That's why anti-matter would be different in the way that it repels matter as opposed to attracting it. Furthermore, the universe is expanding instead of contracting. Makes perfect sense right? It's most likely one of the factor that contributes to NASA discovered foreign planets and stars far from us. There must be a lot of antimatter in space to make the universe expand like it is now. Therefore, if we had a device made of ordinary matter, but it generates antimatter downward to the ground, it will be free from the force of gravity. The main problems are developing the right technology that's efficient enough to make antimatter without costing so much energy.

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Gravity, from what I understand, is when a smaller mass of matter is attracted to a much larger one, which is how Isaac Newton discovered the phenomena. What about the opposite of gravity? I'm talking about anti-gravity, and it's not just a theme in science fiction. It would actually work if we had the right technology for it. First there's anti-matter. Whenever we have an "anti-" anything in general it's something that's different from the former. That's why anti-matter would be different in the way that it repels matter as opposed to attracting it. Furthermore, the universe is expanding instead of contracting. Makes perfect sense right? It's most likely one of the factor that contributes to NASA discovered foreign planets and stars far from us. There must be a lot of antimatter in space to make the universe expand like it is now. Therefore, if we had a device made of ordinary matter, but it generates antimatter downward to the ground, it will be free from the force of gravity. The main problems are developing the right technology that's efficient enough to make antimatter without costing so much energy.

informitive, my brain totally just got that fuzzy feeling. :)

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informitive, my brain totally just got that fuzzy feeling. :)

So you really think I'm right?

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Well I'm no science-wis but the jist everything you said did make sence to me. so I guess yes I do think so. maybe. uh... yes

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Well I'm no science-wis but the jist everything you said did make sence to me. so I guess yes I do think so. maybe. uh... yes

Can you think of any SF-O members who are good with science?

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I'm not exactly a scientist, but I do have a brother whose major is astrophysics, so some things trickle down to me from him.

I think the biggest problem here is that antimatter does not generate antigravity. When it comes in contact with matter, the two annihilate each other and produce massive amounts of heat and energy (AKA: BIG explosion). While theoretically it -could- be possible that antimatter might have a property that would somehow produce antigravity, and theoretically it could be possible that we could keep the antimatter away from any form of matter, but to do anything with it just seems impossible since it'd have to be isolated from anything it might be used on.

Again, not a scientist, but it seems to me that we have so little information on antimatter that your guess here is just about as much a shot in the dark as me saying "Unicorns can be used to stabilize jetpacks." Not necessarily wrong, but highly unlikely to be the correct direction.

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I'm not exactly a scientist, but I do have a brother whose major is astrophysics, so some things trickle down to me from him.

I think the biggest problem here is that antimatter does not generate antigravity. When it comes in contact with matter, the two annihilate each other and produce massive amounts of heat and energy (AKA: BIG explosion). While theoretically it -could- be possible that antimatter might have a property that would somehow produce antigravity, and theoretically it could be possible that we could keep the antimatter away from any form of matter, but to do anything with it just seems impossible since it'd have to be isolated from anything it might be used on.

Again, not a scientist, but it seems to me that we have so little information on antimatter that your guess here is just about as much a shot in the dark as me saying "Unicorns can be used to stabilize jetpacks." Not necessarily wrong, but highly unlikely to be the correct direction.

Well can't anti-matter be stabilized with some sort of fusion?

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Well can't anti-matter be stabilized with some sort of fusion?

I don't think so. Haven't heard of it happening anyway. If you want, you could look it up, though.
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Ahhh, right. Magnets. I actually knew that, but totally forgot about 'em. Still doesn't mean antigravity, as what's being posited there seems to be energy instead, but I guess we are farther along than I thought on doing anything with it.
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Ahhh, right. Magnets. I actually knew that, but totally forgot about 'em. Still doesn't mean antigravity, as what's being posited there seems to be energy instead, but I guess we are farther along than I thought on doing anything with it.

Then how do you explain the constant expansion of the universe?

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Then how do you explain the constant expansion of the universe?

Eh? How does that play into any of this?

Do you mean to imply the universe is expanding because of antimatter somehow causing antigravity? Because there is no gravity in space at all. It's all void. No matter to cause it, and no antimatter to counteract it. I basically conceded the point about harnessing the stuff, but I'm still incredibly skeptical on your whole "antimatter causes antigravity" thing. There's just no evidence that that is the case.

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But without anti-gravity how will we ever achieve F-Zero in real life? :(

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Eh? How does that play into any of this?

Do you mean to imply the universe is expanding because of antimatter somehow causing antigravity? Because there is no gravity in space at all. It's all void. No matter to cause it, and no antimatter to counteract it. I basically conceded the point about harnessing the stuff, but I'm still incredibly skeptical on your whole "antimatter causes antigravity" thing. There's just no evidence that that is the case.

Why wouldn't there be gravity in space??? Of course there is gravity in space. If there was no gravity in space, the earth wouldn't orbit the sun, and there would be no atmosphere either, I mean, distance between things does have a role in how much gravity effects stuff, but there is still gravity. Fun fact, cause I kinda doubt it's related in anyway, Black wholes have so much gravity they suck in light itself!

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But without anti-gravity how will we ever achieve F-Zero in real life? :(

Hate to break it to you, but we probably never will.

Seriously, gravity is one of the hardest to understand things around. We can't even create artificial gravity, much less reverse the shit.

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Why wouldn't there be gravity in space??? Of course there is gravity in space. If there was no gravity in space, the earth wouldn't orbit the sun, and there would be no atmosphere either, I mean, distance between things does have a role in how much gravity effects stuff, but there is still gravity. Fun fact, cause I kinda doubt it's related in anyway, Black wholes have so much gravity they suck in light itself!

Awesome!! :D Now all we have to do is find the money, and technology, to create anti-matter lift systems, then hello F-Zero!

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Why wouldn't there be gravity in space??? Of course there is gravity in space. If there was no gravity in space, the earth wouldn't orbit the sun, and there would be no atmosphere either, I mean, distance between things does have a role in how much gravity effects stuff, but there is still gravity. Fun fact, cause I kinda doubt it's related in anyway, Black wholes have so much gravity they suck in light itself!

...Huh. You're right. Don't know what I was thinking there. Thanks for the correction.
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So in conclusion there's, technically, no such thing as zero-gravity.

I still wonder how long it will be before we have the money and other resources to make the technology. Maybe 500 years?

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Space itself doesn't have gravity, though. Things with mass do. Hell, technically even us puny humans have our own gravitational pulls. There is gravity in space, but space does not have gravity :trollface:

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Space itself doesn't have gravity, though. Things with mass do. Hell, technically even us puny humans have our own gravitational pulls. There is gravity in space, but space does not have gravity :trollface:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHW8ZwxOiKY&feature=player_detailpage

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Space itself doesn't have gravity, though. Things with mass do. Hell, technically even us puny humans have our own gravitational pulls. There is gravity in space, but space does not have gravity :trollface:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-lBZ75QCQU

How's that for space does not have gravity? :P

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