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Scientists 'bottle' antimatter in study

Antimatter, the potentially explosive stuff of science fiction, has been created and stored in a stable long-lasting state for the first time.

More than 3 atoms of "antihydrogen" were bottled in a magnetic trap for more than a quarter of an hour - 5, times longer than has been achieved before.

Antimatter is a "mirror image" of normal matter, having an opposite electric charge.

Studying it may also answer key questions about the universe.

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