Eso dicen ahora, hasta que descubran que no lo era, claro. En cualquier caso, muy interesante.
To recreate this soup of unbound particles, the RHIC accelerates charged gold atoms close to the speed of light before smashing them together. Previous experiments have shown that these collisions create something the size of an atomic nucleus that reaches 2 trillion degrees Celsius, about 150,000 times hotter than the centre of the Sun.
«This stuff was last seen in the Universe 13 billion years ago,» says Sam Aronson, a director of high energy research at Brookhaven.
Now experiments have revealed that this hot blob is a liquid, which lives for just 10-23 seconds. «This was completely unexpected,» says Wit Busza of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, one of the team of researchers who reported their discovery on 18 April at the American Physical Society conference in Tampa, Florida.
(vía: Las mentiras de Neutrina)