.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

Tom Coburn is a Big Fat Jerk


Home of the Barking Moonbat


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.


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.


Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home