Science: Secret Uncovered

At a conference in Kiev, Russia. Physicist Luis Alvarez of the University of California last week held up a strange photograph that looked a little like a nonobjective drawing. It was in fact a picture of one of nature's innermost secrets. Made possible by use of California's new 6-ft. liquid hydrogen bubble chamber (TIME, July 13), it showed for the first time the birth, death and after effects of an anti-lambda particle.

Lambda particles are short-lived packets of matter created when high-energy protons hit protons at rest. Since each particle is presumed to...

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