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First Glimpse of the Last Neutrino?

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Science  10 Jul 1998:
Vol. 281, Issue 5374, pp. 155
DOI: 10.1126/science.281.5374.155a

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Of the 12 elementary particles thought to make up all of the matter of the universe, physicists have spotted 11. Now the last holdout, the tau neutrino, may finally have left its tracks in a detector at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.