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Cern's COMPASS experiment

CERN's COMPASS installation has detected evidence of a particle that may be made up of four quarks.

Neutrino tracks from IceCube experiment

TRACKING NEUTRINOS  The IceCube experiment has started to pinpoint the birthplaces of some high-energy neutrinos. The highest-energy neutrino ever recorded triggered flashes of light, illustrated here, that IceCube detected.

middle of the Milky Way

CENTRAL HUB  The middle of the Milky Way is a crazy place, as shown in this visible and infrared image. Scientists are trying to figure out whether gamma rays from this region are the signature of dark matter.

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