Q: How is matter created? Can we create new matter and would that be useful?

Q: How is matter created? Can we create new matter and would that be useful?

What was the energy at the start of the universe and how did it create matter? As for how it became matter, that’s “easy”: when you get enough energy in one place, new particles form spontaneously. Newly created matter is a random assortment of all the fundamental particles it’s possible to create at the given energies. So that’s ultimately the answer to what kind of matter we can create: protons, neutrons, and electrons (and their anti-particles). If your spaceship is big enough to hold a black hole for power and a couple massive stars for fusion, then you can create oxygen.

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