nuclear strong force

Another Reason Why Science Is Cool

Detail of Cellarius, 'Harmonica Macrocosmica', 1661.

This seems important.

The nuclear strong force binds the smallest bits of matter together to form atoms, thereby making our material world possible. Now physicists at Brookhaven National Laboratory have made the first-ever measurement of a similar strong force for antimatter — the mirror image of regular matter that lies at the heart of one of our biggest cosmological mysteries.

(Ouelette)

No, really. That’s pretty damn cool. If you don’t believe me, ask a physicist.

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Image note: Detail of Harmonica Macrocosmica, by Cellarius, circa 1661.

Ouelette, Jennifer. “For the First Time, Physicists Have Measured the ‘Strong Force’ of Antimatter”. Gizmodo. 9 November 2015.