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Can energy be converted back into mass?
Asked by: Josh Renfro

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By the equation E = mc2, it is stated that energy and mass are related . We have seen the conversion of mass to energy in an atomic bomb and yes, energy can be converted back to mass. Such a process was first observed by C.D Anderson in 1932 where he discovered the creation of an electron-positron pair from the energy of a gamma ray photon.

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Answered by: Choon Hoong Teo, Physics 'A' Level Student, J.B , Malaysia






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