Particle Physics

  1. pentaquark illustration
    Particle Physics

    Physicists have finally figured out how pentaquarks are built

    The particles are made of up two smaller particles, stuck together like atoms in a molecule.

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  2. quarks and gluons
    Quantum Physics

    An experiment hints at quantum entanglement inside protons

    Particles inside protons seem to be linked on a scale smaller than a trillionth of a millimeter.

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  3. two-neutrino double electron capture
    Particle Physics

    This is the slowest radioactive decay ever spotted

    Scientists have made the first direct observations of an exotic type of radioactive decay called two-neutrino double electron capture.

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  4. proton spin
    Particle Physics

    How a proton gets its spin is surprisingly complicated

    Pinning down the source of protons’ spin is surprisingly hard to do.

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  5. thunderstorm
    Earth

    Muons reveal the whopping voltages inside a thunderstorm

    Particle physics sheds new light on the electric potential of thunderstorms.

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  6. Particle Physics

    Readers ask about electrons’ roundness, a science board game and more

    Readers had questions about electrons’ roundness, a camera that measures light intensity in decibels and more.

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  7. ANITA experiment in Antarctica
    Astronomy

    These 2018 findings could be big news — if they turn out to be true

    Discoveries about fossils, the Big Bang and more could shake up the scientific world – if they turn out to be true.

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  8. IceCube detector
    Particle Physics

    Neutrino discovery launched a new type of astronomy

    Particles associated with a blazar kick-start the field of neutrino astronomy.

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  9. illustration of Voyager probe locations
    Cosmology

    Voyager 2 spacecraft enters interstellar space

    Voyager 2 just became the second probe ever to enter interstellar space, and the first with a working plasma instrument.

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  10. COSINE-100 dark matter detector
    Particle Physics

    A controversial sighting of dark matter is looking even shakier

    Two dark matter experiments disagree despite using the same type of detector material.

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  11. Large Hadron Collider
    Particle Physics

    The Large Hadron Collider is shutting down for 2 years

    The world’s largest particle accelerator will restart in 2021 at higher energy.

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  12. an illustration of protons in the nucleus of an atom
    Particle Physics

    Physicists finally calculated where the proton’s mass comes from

    New study indicates that the proton is much more than just the sum of its parts.

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