One to make your head hurt

  babybell 14:00 22 Jun 10
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Scientists believe that the once "hard to measure" Ghost Particle (AKA Neutrino) has a mass "no greater than 0.28 electron volts"

Meaning, "a neutrino is capable of passing through a light-year (about six trillion miles) of lead without hitting a single atom!

Now that is small!

  dagbladet 14:01 22 Jun 10

Blimey, we were just wondering that last night in the pub. Thanks.

  Quickbeam 14:18 22 Jun 10

The was 3 part series on BBC4 recently 'The Atom', that went into all that. That'll be why it was the hot topic in dagbladet's pub last night...

  sunnystaines 14:55 22 Jun 10

when you get that small quantum science comes into play and science then becomes very interesting.

  canarieslover 15:07 22 Jun 10

But only really to a scientist, no doubt!!

  Chris the Ancient 16:14 22 Jun 10

Aaaahhh... then what happens *after* it has passed "through a light-year (about six trillion miles) of lead without hitting a single atom!"

  gengiscant 16:57 22 Jun 10

"Aaaahhh... then what happens *after* it has passed "through a light-year (about six trillion miles) of lead without hitting a single atom!"

Simple, it turns round and goes back.

  BT 17:27 22 Jun 10

Yes, but will it make a big hole in the Bouncy castle that next door have bought for their Grandchildren and set up every Tuesday afternoon, when they all come round, and all you can hear is the constant thumping as they jump on it along with the shouting and screaming, as much from the adults as the kids.

Grumpy - Moi?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:12 22 Jun 10

Why did the Neutrino past through a light year of lead?














As we are talking Quantum Physics here - maybe it didn't :0)

  octal 19:05 22 Jun 10

Quantum Physics? What giving the answer before the question? If that's true then my wife would get a Doctorate for it.

  m800afc 19:11 22 Jun 10

A physcist chum of mine, some time ago opined that "If you think you understand Quantum Physics, then you don't understand Quantum Physics!"

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