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22 Jun
New Neutrino Discovery

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 98 13:27:04 -0700
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Subject: New Neutrino Discovery

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Forwarded-by: "Jack D. Doyle" <doylej@PEAK.ORG>
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Scientists in Japan have just discovered that the neutrino has mass.
CNN describes its mass relative to that of an electron in this way:

"If the mass of an electron would approximately equal a U.S. naval cruiser
and half a mine sweeper, then the mass of the neutrino would equal five apples"
[accompanied by pictures of the USS Normandy, half the USS Ardent, and five

Couldn't they think of a better analogy?

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