Even a weird hypernucleus confirms a fundamental symmetry of nature

A new study could also support the idea that exotic particles called hyperons lie at the centers of neutron stars

STAR detector

Exotic atomic nuclei called hypernuclei, spotted with the STAR detector (central piece shown), have confirmed a symmetry between matter and antimatter. The result could also hint at the inner workings of neutron stars.

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