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16th Oct '17 12:03:44 AM PaulA
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** One story concerns a visit to a planet that - unknown to the explorers - is made of antimatter. In a later book, it is discussed that the crew of a ship armed with antimatter weapons will expend their ammo at the first possible justified opportunity, for their own safety's sake.

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** One story "Flatlander" (the short story, not the novel) concerns a visit to a planet that - -- unknown to the explorers - -- is made of antimatter. antimatter.
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In a later book, it is discussed that the crew of a ship armed with antimatter weapons will expend their ammo at the first possible justified opportunity, for their own safety's sake.
25th Sep '17 2:56:55 AM azbyc15243
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* Kraken in ''LightNovel/UnlimitedFafnir'' has the ability to shoot antimatter projectiles. These clearly don't act like normal antimatter, as they liberate much less energy upon hitting their target than would be expected from their size. In-universe, the reason why they're dangerous is that they annihilate any matter on contact, even the super-tough alloy mithril. Mitsuki gains a weaker version of this power after killing Kraken.
7th Aug '17 8:46:06 PM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/LunaMarine'' by Creator/IanDouglas, the discoveries of AncientAstronaut ruins on Mars and the Moon kick off an ArchaeologicalArmsRace between the US and the [[UnitedNationsIsASuperpower UN]]. Both sides are working on antimatter-powered ships (tiny amounts of antimatter are dropped into tanks full of water; the resulting matter/antimatter reaction turns the water into plasma that is then expelled through the engines, allowing the ship to accelerate at 6 gravities). While the US has been manufacturing its antimatter stores the old-fashioned way (i.e. particle accelerators), UN scientists have managed to locate and reactivate an [[{{Precursors}} Ahn]] device that produces a steady stream of antiprotons. They first adapt it for use as a particle beam weapon, which only really works because they're on the Moon (i.e. no air particles to react to antiprotons). UN scientists are still struggling to make the antimatter engine work. If the UN ship is launched ahead of its US counterpart, the war will be pretty much over, as the ship's speed and firepower will be unrivaled in the system, and the antimatter cannon will be able to rain destruction on American cities.

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* In ''Literature/LunaMarine'' by Creator/IanDouglas, the discoveries of AncientAstronaut [[AncientAstronauts Ancient Astronaut]] ruins on Mars and the Moon kick off an ArchaeologicalArmsRace between the US and the [[UnitedNationsIsASuperpower UN]]. Both sides are working on antimatter-powered ships (tiny amounts of antimatter are dropped into tanks full of water; the resulting matter/antimatter reaction turns the water into plasma that is then expelled through the engines, allowing the ship to accelerate at 6 gravities). While the US has been manufacturing its antimatter stores the old-fashioned way (i.e. particle accelerators), UN scientists have managed to locate and reactivate an [[{{Precursors}} Ahn]] device that produces a steady stream of antiprotons. They first adapt it for use as a particle beam weapon, which only really works because they're on the Moon (i.e. no air particles to react to antiprotons). UN scientists are still struggling to make the antimatter engine work. If the UN ship is launched ahead of its US counterpart, the war will be pretty much over, as the ship's speed and firepower will be unrivaled in the system, and the antimatter cannon will be able to rain destruction on American cities.
7th Aug '17 8:45:36 PM PaulA
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* In ''Luna Marine'' by [[Creator/WilliamHKeithJr Ian Douglas]], the discoveries of AncientAstronaut ruins on Mars and the Moon kick off an ArchaeologicalArmsRace between the US and the [[UnitedNationsIsASuperpower UN]]. Both sides are working on antimatter-powered ships (tiny amounts of antimatter are dropped into tanks full of water; the resulting matter/antimatter reaction turns the water into plasma that is then expelled through the engines, allowing the ship to accelerate at 6 gravities). While the US has been manufacturing its antimatter stores the old-fashioned way (i.e. particle accelerators), UN scientists have managed to locate and reactivate an [[{{Precursors}} Ahn]] device that produces a steady stream of antiprotons. They first adapt it for use as a particle beam weapon, which only really works because they're on the Moon (i.e. no air particles to react to antiprotons). UN scientists are still struggling to make the antimatter engine work. If the UN ship is launched ahead of its US counterpart, the war will be pretty much over, as the ship's speed and firepower will be unrivaled in the system, and the antimatter cannon will be able to rain destruction on American cities. [[spoiler:Fortunately, the USS ''Ranger'' is launched before the ''Guerrier'''s enginers are fully functional. While she doesn't have an antimatter weapon, her array of powerful lasers still prove formidable, and being able to reach the Moon in under 2 hours is certainly impressive]].

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* In ''Luna Marine'' ''Literature/LunaMarine'' by [[Creator/WilliamHKeithJr Ian Douglas]], Creator/IanDouglas, the discoveries of AncientAstronaut ruins on Mars and the Moon kick off an ArchaeologicalArmsRace between the US and the [[UnitedNationsIsASuperpower UN]]. Both sides are working on antimatter-powered ships (tiny amounts of antimatter are dropped into tanks full of water; the resulting matter/antimatter reaction turns the water into plasma that is then expelled through the engines, allowing the ship to accelerate at 6 gravities). While the US has been manufacturing its antimatter stores the old-fashioned way (i.e. particle accelerators), UN scientists have managed to locate and reactivate an [[{{Precursors}} Ahn]] device that produces a steady stream of antiprotons. They first adapt it for use as a particle beam weapon, which only really works because they're on the Moon (i.e. no air particles to react to antiprotons). UN scientists are still struggling to make the antimatter engine work. If the UN ship is launched ahead of its US counterpart, the war will be pretty much over, as the ship's speed and firepower will be unrivaled in the system, and the antimatter cannon will be able to rain destruction on American cities. [[spoiler:Fortunately, the USS ''Ranger'' is launched before the ''Guerrier'''s enginers are fully functional. While she doesn't have an antimatter weapon, her array of powerful lasers still prove formidable, and being able to reach the Moon in under 2 hours is certainly impressive]].
13th Jun '17 5:29:32 PM Gregzilla
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* [[ComicBook/XMen Warren's]] evil uncle, Burtram Worthington aka [[NamesTheSame The Dazzler]], is a GadgeteerGenius that marked his mooks with special particles he can track. He's also capable of remotely transmuting those particles into antimatter to vaporize anyone that betrays him. Besides the fact that enough antimatter to obliterate the mass of person would also obliterate everything around them for miles if not the whole planet, it's safe to say if he wasn't so into the villainy, he could easily [[CutLexLuthorACheck turn a profit]] from ''remotely generating antimatter''.

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* [[ComicBook/XMen Warren's]] evil uncle, Angel's]] EvilUncle, Burtram Worthington aka [[NamesTheSame The Dazzler]], the Dazzler, is a GadgeteerGenius that marked his mooks with special particles he can track. He's also capable of remotely transmuting those particles into antimatter to vaporize anyone that betrays him. Besides the fact that enough antimatter to obliterate the mass of person would also obliterate everything around them for miles if not the whole planet, it's safe to say if he wasn't so into the villainy, he could easily [[CutLexLuthorACheck turn a profit]] from ''remotely generating antimatter''.
25th May '17 4:33:21 PM thatother1dude
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* ''Film/TheGiantClaw'' has an antimatter shield that destroys anything the military fires at it. [[FridgeLogic Why it doesn't explode the air is never addressed]].

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* ''Film/TheGiantClaw'' has an antimatter shield that destroys anything the military fires at it. [[FridgeLogic [[TheAirNotThere Why it doesn't explode the air is never addressed]].addressed.]]
13th May '17 5:35:03 PM nombretomado
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* Protoss Scouts in ''Franchise/StarCraft'' are armed with antimatter missiles for air-to-air combat.

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* Protoss Scouts in ''Franchise/StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' are armed with antimatter missiles for air-to-air combat.
24th Apr '17 11:09:01 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Luna Marine'' by [[Creator/WilliamHKeithJr Ian Douglas]], the discoveries of AncientAstronaut ruins on Mars and the Moon kick off an ArchaeologicalArmsRace between the US and the [[UnitedNationsIsASuperpower UN]]. Both sides are working on antimatter-powered ships (tiny amounts of antimatter are dropped into tanks full of water; the resulting matter/antimatter reaction turns the water into plasma that is then expelled through the engines, allowing the ship to accelerate at 6 gravities). While the US has been manufacturing its antimatter stores the old-fashioned way (i.e. particle accelerators), UN scientists have managed to locate and reactivate an [[{{Precursors}} Ahn]] device that produces a steady stream of antiprotons. They first adapt it for use as a particle beam weapon, which only really works because they're on the Moon (i.e. no air particles to react to antiprotons). UN scientists are still struggling to make the antimatter engine work. If the UN ship is launched ahead of its US counterpart, the war will be pretty much over, as the ship's speed and firepower will be unrivaled in the system, and the antimatter cannon will be able to rain destruction on American cities. [[spoiler:Fortunately, the USS ''Ranger'' is launched first. While she doesn't have an antimatter weapon, her array of powerful lasers still prove formidable, and being able to reach the Moon in under 2 hours is certainly impressive]].

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* In ''Luna Marine'' by [[Creator/WilliamHKeithJr Ian Douglas]], the discoveries of AncientAstronaut ruins on Mars and the Moon kick off an ArchaeologicalArmsRace between the US and the [[UnitedNationsIsASuperpower UN]]. Both sides are working on antimatter-powered ships (tiny amounts of antimatter are dropped into tanks full of water; the resulting matter/antimatter reaction turns the water into plasma that is then expelled through the engines, allowing the ship to accelerate at 6 gravities). While the US has been manufacturing its antimatter stores the old-fashioned way (i.e. particle accelerators), UN scientists have managed to locate and reactivate an [[{{Precursors}} Ahn]] device that produces a steady stream of antiprotons. They first adapt it for use as a particle beam weapon, which only really works because they're on the Moon (i.e. no air particles to react to antiprotons). UN scientists are still struggling to make the antimatter engine work. If the UN ship is launched ahead of its US counterpart, the war will be pretty much over, as the ship's speed and firepower will be unrivaled in the system, and the antimatter cannon will be able to rain destruction on American cities. [[spoiler:Fortunately, the USS ''Ranger'' is launched first.before the ''Guerrier'''s enginers are fully functional. While she doesn't have an antimatter weapon, her array of powerful lasers still prove formidable, and being able to reach the Moon in under 2 hours is certainly impressive]].
24th Apr '17 10:43:31 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Luna Marine'' by [[Creator/WilliamHKeithJr Ian Douglas]], the discoveries of AncientAstronaut ruins on Mars and the Moon kick off an ArchaeologicalArmsRace between the US and the [[UnitedNationsIsASuperpower UN]]. Both sides are working on antimatter-powered ships (tiny amounts of antimatter are dropped into tanks full of water; the resulting matter/antimatter reaction turns the water into plasma that is then expelled through the engines, allowing the ship to accelerate at 6 gravities). While the US has been manufacturing its antimatter stores the old-fashioned way (i.e. particle accelerators), UN scientists have managed to locate and reactivate an [[{{Precursors}} Ahn]] device that produces a steady stream of antiprotons. They first adapt it for use as a particle beam weapon, which only really works because they're on the Moon (i.e. no air particles to react to antiprotons). UN scientists are still struggling to make the antimatter engine work. If the UN ship is launched ahead of its US counterpart, the war will be pretty much over, as the ship's speed and firepower will be unrivaled in the system, and the antimatter cannon will be able to rain destruction on American cities. [[spoiler:Fortunately, the USS ''Ranger'' is launched first. While she doesn't have an antimatter weapon, her array of powerful lasers still prove formidable, and being able to reach the Moon in under 2 hours is certainly impressive]].
31st Mar '17 3:02:25 PM nombretomado
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* Antimatter in ''OrionsArm'' is generated by massive orbital "farms" and usually used in engines. It's considered the fastest form of propulsion that modosophonts can construct, but pales in comparison to the least of the drives that transapients can build, which also tend to be safer.

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* Antimatter in ''OrionsArm'' ''WebOriginal/OrionsArm'' is generated by massive orbital "farms" and usually used in engines. It's considered the fastest form of propulsion that modosophonts can construct, but pales in comparison to the least of the drives that transapients can build, which also tend to be safer.
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