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Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Cosmic soup

New state of matter

Scientists using a giant atom smasher said today they have created a new state of matter — a hot, dense liquid made out of basic atomic particles — and said it shows what the early universe looked like for a very, very brief time.

For a tiny fraction of a second after the “big bang” birth of the universe, all matter was in the form of this liquid, called a quark-gluon plasma, the researchers said.

“We have a new state of matter,” said Sam Aronson, associate laboratory director for High Energy and Nuclear Physics at the Brookhaven National Laboratory.

“We think we are looking at a phenomenon ... in the universe 13 billion years ago when free quarks and gluons ... cooled down to the particles that we know today,” Aronson said.

1 Comments:

At 4:04 AM, Blogger MJ said...

It's thundering and lightning this morning as I get ready for work. That is good, and I imagine you safe and sound on your spot of ground. Across these United States.

 

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