Scientists break ground heating up primordial plasma

Researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratory have been able

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Researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratory have been able to pull apart more modern matter, protons and neutrons, from materials that were in the universe right after the Big Bang. (Sept. 23, 2011) (Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)

Scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory believe they are a step closer to deciphering how the hot, soupy liquid that defined the early universe transformed into the ordinary matter that forms our world today. The latest finding, announced Monday at a conference in Washington, D.C., builds on an earlier discovery about the dawn of the universe. In 2003, the lab became the first to confirm that...

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