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Death and the Sun
Wednesday, April 20th, 2005, 12:30 AM
It seems that during its crucial first milliseconds of existence, the universe did not consist of hot gas after all, as was previously thought. A new theory suggests that immediately after the Big Bang, all the matter that later formed the present universe was in a liquid state.


Physicists working at Brookhaven National Laboratory announced today that they have created what appears to be a new state of matter out of the building blocks of atomic nuclei, quarks and gluons. The researchers unveiled their findings--which could provide new insight into the composition of the universe just moments after the big bang--today in Florida at a meeting of the American Physical Society.

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa003&articleID=0006EA4B-28BC-1260-A8BC83414B7F0000

http://www.nature.com/news/2005/050418/full/050418-5.html

Death and the Sun
Thursday, April 28th, 2005, 05:30 PM
Another article on the same topic:

http://www.world-science.net/othernews/050420_quarkfrm.htm