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Thread #59418 Message #2045208
Posted By: Amos
07-May-07 - 10:56 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Oh, that is fine indeed. I like it very much. Thanks, Jenny O!
In other news, I am happy to forward a report from the New York Times that life for Gluon is getting more interesting. It seems he is going for the gold, or else the gold is going for him, or something in between, but in any case, because its Spring, more than ever before the quark uncertainties are giving way to the fresh smell of new discovery and the rise of dicovery. This makes Gluon very happy, because he hates being undiscovered. It makes him feel quite beside himself wondering what he will be when found out.
"With huge supermagnets, RHIC accelerates beams of gold nuclei at almost the speed of light in opposite directions through two rings, each 2.4 miles around. As the nuclei collide, quarks and gluons and other basic constituents of matter are briefly liberated, and a shower of subatomic particles provides clues to their identities and energies.
These collisions approximate the first few milliseconds after what scientists postulate was the Big Bang creation of the universe 14 billion years ago. They create a fireball up to 10,000 times as hot as the sun, making a small part of Upton briefly the hottest spot in the universe. Researchers are interested in the quark-gluon plasma made up of loosened particles, the hottest and densest matter there is."