Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cool Particles

I have no idea what these particles are, but I like them a lot.

Protons contain two "up" quarks and one "down," while neutrons have two "down" quarks and an "up." The newly discovered particle contains a "strange" quark, an "up" quark and a "bottom" quark. The bottom quark is called a "heavy bottom" quark, making the neutral Xi-sub-b about six times heavier than a proton or neutron.

I think my cat ate a "strange quark" yesterday, and threw it up on the rug.

1 comment:

bruce said...

Stuff like this is always more intersting to read than boring politicians yammering about whatever. Fund this stuff, not wars. Or political campaigns.

ps. and fund the cat, too

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