Monday, November 07, 2005

Patterns in the Void

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Most of what you are is actually just energy trapped in a field. Your mass consists mostly of the mass of protons and neutrons, but these are in turn built up from quarks bound together into proton and neutron 'packages' by the strong nuclear force. The mass of a quark, by itself, only accounts for 3% of your total mass. The rest of your mass comes from the energy of the field which causes the strong nuclear force. You are mostly 'not there'!

Sten Odenwald

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:00 PM

    You can say that again

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