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Author Blinnikov, S. I. ♦ Khlopov, M. Y.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS ♦ ANTIMATTER ♦ COSMOLOGY ♦ GRAVITATIONAL INTERACTIONS ♦ UNIVERSE ♦ HELIUM ♦ MATTER ♦ ORIGIN ♦ BASIC INTERACTIONS ♦ ELEMENTS ♦ FLUIDS ♦ GASES ♦ INTERACTIONS ♦ NONMETALS ♦ RARE GASES ♦ Astrophysics & Cosmology- Cosmology
Abstract A discussion is given of the astronomical implications of a model wherein every elementary particle would have a corresponding mirror (M-) particle of the same mass, and to each interaction (strong, weak, electromagnetic) there would correspond an M-interaction. Ordinary (O-) and M-particles could interact essentially only by gravitation. As the model properties are strictly symmetric, so also would be the cosmological evolution of O- and M-matter. Qualitative consideration of how M-irregularities would evolve in the early universe suggests that on mass scales M< or approx. =10/sup 6/ M/sub sun/ there will be practically no mixing of O- and M-matter except by accretion. The model can be tested by improving the observational data on the primordial helium abundance, the missing mass in the galactic disk, and perhaps the nonradial oscillations of the sun.
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1983-07-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Sov. Astron.
Volume Number 27
Issue Number 4
Organization Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Moscow


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