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Early Universe Plasma created by Physicists

A team of physicists at the Large Hadron Collider working with researchers from the University of Kansas has created a small amount of plasma similar to the plasma thought to have been at the beginning of the universe. This plasma was created by colliding a lead nucleus and a proton particle inside the Compact Muon Solenoid detector at CERN. The quark-gluon based particle is the absolute highest temperature particle that has ever been formed in a lab and scientists are still trying to understand how physics work at these extreme temperatures. Lead scientists for the CMS detector expect the discovery...