Earth, Moon, and Planets

, Volume 40, Issue 2, pp 213–216 | Cite as

A note on antimatter meteors

  • Martin Beech


It is argued here that unless antimatter meteors can be shown to possess some unambiguously unique characteristic not displayed by ordinary koinomatter meteors, it will be difficult to infer their existence given the standard interpretation of meteoroid structure. It is also argued, however, that the existence of antimatter meteors is extremely unlikely.


Unique Characteristic Meteoroid Structure Standard Interpretation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Beech
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  1. 1.Department of AstronomyUniversity of Western OntarioLondonCanada

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