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I am now a simple Grandpa who's life is made richer as each grandchild is born. My wife and I have raised five children and the 30 year love labor of raising them has begun to yield sweet fruit..... And then there are fruits of 30 years in ministry ... I am a satisfied old man full of the joy of the Lord.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Physicists Find Tiny Sub-Atomic Particle With No Charge, Almost Non-Existant Mass, and Nanosecond Lifetime

Amazing ! The deeper we look through the microscope or telescope the more complex life becomes. There seems to be no limit to size at either end of the spectrum. Go big and things just keep getting bigger. Go little, and things keep getting smaller. Things exist for a nanosecond and other things seem to have always been. It is like time, and dimensions have no limits. No beginning or end. No big or little. They just seem to keep going. It's all too much for me to understand. And that is as it should be.

Take a look here.
The above picture is of a gold dye. It is just for looks and is not at all a picture of the nanoparticle I am talking about. This nanoparticle is way too small to see. We can only "detect" it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought axions were supposed to have very long lifetimes... If axions decayed so quickly why wouldn't we see just a sea of electron/positron pairs and no dark matter?

Here's a link to info about axions. The 5th or 6th paragraph indicates axions have a lifetime much longer than the age of the universe.

12:29 PM, December 11, 2006  

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