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Creation of Matter May Give Insight to Universe

June 19, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

Physicists said they had created a new form of matter strongly resembling the stuff of the universe one-thousandth of a second after its birth.

This matter -- created in a project at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton -- is called quark-gluon plasma, and physicists believe it is crucial to understanding the dawn of the universe and the interior of atomic nuclei.

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