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Skewed Starlight Suggests Particle Masses Changed Over Eons

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Science  21 Apr 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5772, pp. 348
DOI: 10.1126/science.312.5772.348

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New measurements suggest that the ratio of the proton's mass to the electron's mass has increased by 0.002% over 12 billion years, a team of astronomers and physicists reports. If so, the ratio and other fundamental "constants" of nature may not be constant after all. (Read more.)