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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.



Death and the Sun
Thursday, April 28th, 2005, 05:30 PM
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