Thursday, July 08, 2010

"God Particle" May Be Five Distinct Particles, New Evidence Shows

"God Particle" May Be Five Distinct Particles, New Evidence Shows
Ker Than
for National Geographic News
Published June 16, 2010

"The "God particle" may actually be five distinct particles, evidence from a new atom-smashing experiment suggests.

Called the Higgs boson, the theoretical particle has been long sought by physicists who think it's responsible for all mass in the universe—hence the name God particle.

It's also one of the targets of experiments by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which began smashing subatomic particles together at half its maximum power in March.
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This is just plain stunning. There's not much I can say about this concept other than, Wow!
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