Big bang - put bigger thing into smaller container?

Discussion in 'Astronomy, Exobiology, & Cosmology' started by Saint, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Actually, I made a mistake there. It's a neutron that produces a proton, an electron and an antineutrino (beta-minus decay). Net charge is conserved in the process.

    In terms of quarks, the initial neutron and the final proton each contain 3 quarks. Neither of them contains any electrons or neutrinos. In the process, one of the quarks changes "flavor" from down to up.
     
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