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UFP Historical Society
First Appearance TOS 35 (20 Oct 1967)

An antiproton was a subatomic particle of antimatter, a particle with a mass equivalent to a proton, but with a negative charge. Antiprotons were first discovered on Earth in 1953 at the University of California, Berkeley.[1] The Doomsday Machine fired beams of coherent antiprotons in order to break apart planets for consumption as fuel, as well as for use as a weapon.[2] When the Borg modified the deflector dish on the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E during a time travel mission to 2063, the dish became charged with antiprotons; destroying the dish when it was in proximity to the hull could have caused significant damage.[3]

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