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Unspeakable State of Matter Starts to Reveal Itself--But for How Long?

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Science  22 Apr 2005:
Vol. 308, Issue 5721, pp. 479
DOI: 10.1126/science.308.5721.479a

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TAMPA, FLORIDA-- At a press conference here on 18 April, scientists celebrated the discovery of a new state of matter not seen since the first moments after the big bang-although they stopped short of claiming to have sighted a long-sought quarry, a quark-gluon plasma.