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Wednesday, July 02, 2003

Behold the pentaquark
Physicists have discovered a new class of subatomic particle that will provide unexpected insights into the fundamental building blocks of matter.

The new particle is the so-called pentaquark - five quarks in formation. Until now, physicists had only seen quarks packed into two- or three-quark combinations

The discovery of the pentaquark, also known as a new exotic baryon state, should have far-reaching consequences for our theory of particle interactions that attempt to explain the structure of matter.

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