Newfound particle relies on its charm(s)

Large Hadron Collider smashup reveals predicted quark combo’s existence

illustration of new particle

LUCKY CHARM  Scientists with the LHCb experiment near Geneva have found a new particle (illustrated) that has two heavy quarks, known as charm quarks, and one up quark.

Daniel Dominguez/CERN

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