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Matter attracts other matter does antimatter will repel the antimatter?


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April 16, 2013 4:57AM

Antimatter observes and obeys the same fundamental forces that matter does:

  • gravity
  • electromagnetism
  • weak interactive
  • strong interactive

A positron, which is the anti-particle of the electron, for example, has the same mass as an electron and experiences the same attraction to all other matter (gravity) as an electron. That same positron is repelled by positively charged particles and attracted to negatively charged particles (electromagnetism).