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Scientists Discover That Neutrinos Have Mass

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June 5, 1998
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A research team has found the first evidence that neutrinos--tiny electrically neutral sub-atomic particles--have mass. The finding may have significant implications in the debate over whether the universe has enough mass to halt, or even reverse, the outward expansion that began with the "Big Bang" and may lead to a unified explanation of the basic nature of the universe.

BOSTON, Mass.--A research team of scientists from the United States and Japan organized by physicists at Boston University, the University of California-Irvine, and the University of Tokyo, has found the first evidence that neutrinos--tiny electrically neutral sub-atomic particles--have mass.


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