We here at
SpacePerez FitPerez love us some science.
Sometimes, that science is so mind boggling and crazy we can't think about it too much or our brains might burst.
Researchers at several of the most powerful particle colliders have been firing heavy particles at each other so they smash together.
When they hit, they're traveling almost the speed of light, and it's so powerful that they rip apart, exploding into their most basic building blocks.
These building blocks are called quarks and gluons.
What's left after they hit, is a soup of quarks and gluons, just floating around.
It's only floating for less than milliseconds but it did still exist.
The last time this quark-gluon plasma was seen?
Only a split-second after the big bang that created the universe.
We think that's a pretty ahmayzing achievement that deserves one big pat on the back.
Way to go, science!
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