Scientists find strange, shape-shifting particles

July 23, 2013 3:42 PM

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Scientists find strange, shape-shifting particles

Exotic particles called neutrinos have been caught in the act of shape-shifting, switching from one flavor to another, in a discovery that could help solve the mystery of antimatter.

Neutrinos come in three flavors: electron, muon and tau and have been known to change, or oscillate, between certain flavors. Now, for the first time, scientists can definitively say they've discovered muon neutrinos changing into electron neutrinos.

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