Vol. 383 No. 6690, 29 Mar 2024

By colliding weighty, unstable subatomic particles called muons, physicists hope to reach the high energies needed for new discoveries more quickly and cheaply than with a more-conventional proton collider. But the unproven technology is challenging because muons decay in a fraction of a second. In the simulation shown here, collision products streak through a haze of extraneous particles from the muons’ decay. See page 1405.
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