The Pressure Inside Every Proton is 10x That Inside Neutron Stars

According to a new study from the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, the pressure at the center of a proton…

2 years ago

What is the Higgs Boson?

What is this thing we keep hearing about - the Higgs Boson, and why is it important? (more…)

5 years ago

What Are The Parts Of An Atom?

Thanks to centuries of ongoing research, modern scientists have a very good understanding of how atoms work and what their…

5 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 395: The Standard Model – Baryons and Beyond

In the last few episodes, we’ve been talking about the standard model of physics, explaining what everything is made up…

5 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 393: The Standard Model – Leptons & Quarks

Physicists are getting a handle on the structure of the Universe, how everything is made of something else. Molecules are…

5 years ago

Macro View Makes Dark Matter Look Even Stranger

We know dark matter exists. We know this because without it and dark energy, our Universe would be missing 95.4%…

6 years ago

How CERN’s Discovery of Exotic Particles May Affect Astrophysics

You may have heard that CERN announced the discovery (confirmation, actually. See addendum below.) of a strange particle known as Z(4430).  A…

6 years ago

Proton Parts

The proton has three parts, two up quarks and one down quark … and the gluons which these three quarks…

10 years ago