The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been making waves lately, they are trying to find the beginning of “the universe” in their search they managed to create the hottest substance on Earth, they managed to create a state of matter called a quark gluon.
The Quark Gluon is a type of matter that existed milliseconds after the big bang nearly 13.7 billion years ago. The researchers at CERN smashed lead ions together at nearly the speed of light. This collision created temperatures of more than 1.5 trillion degrees Celsius, or about 100,000 times hotter than the center of our Sun… Anyone interested in some Smores?
A Quark Gluon is also the densest material ever created on earth, the only thing that is denser than this “QG” is a black hole, the scientist are trying to understand the evolution of the early universe by recreating the conditions that existed in the early stages, and from the looks of it, this is a great start.
Quarks are one of the main building blocks of matter, they are bound together by gluons to form subatomic particles such as protons and neutrons. They were supposed to stick together for the rest of their existence, however CERN is trying to destroy them and pull them apart, and they’ve gotten good at it, in the process they are creating anti matter, and are hoping that some day they will understand why we are living in a “stable” universe.
Via: ABC News