The Universe was a liquid before it was gas -LHC Results

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PostFri Nov 26, 2010 9:34 pm » by Otomon

Been posted everywhere so not sure who original source was:

The world's most powerful particle accelerator smashed together lead nuclei at the highest energies possible, creating dense sub-atomic particles that reach temperatures of over ten trillion degrees. Beyond being awesome, this achievement shows the early universe was actually a liquid.

Normal matter can't exist in any form at these sort of absurdly hot temperatures. Instead, matter is thought to melt into a strange, soup-like substance known as quark-gluon plasma. Researchers are still investigating exactly what happens when this quark-gluon plasma emerges, but the early results seem to confirm the theory that the plasma acts like a liquid, not a gas.

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PostFri Nov 26, 2010 11:58 pm » by Ridee

awesome find thanks :)
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