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Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider

A particle accelerator operated by Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island, New York. It brings heavy ions - the nuclei of atoms that have been stripped of all their electrons - into collision at high energies; the resulting states of matter give valuable information about the very early high temperature universe, and about the physics that should be included in the big bang models of relativistic cosmology.

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