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Synonyms for baryon

any of the elementary particles having a mass equal to or greater than that of a proton and that participate in strong interactions

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Since the quantum mass is this large it is pointless to attempt to distinguish between dark and baryonic matter.
If her calculation is correct, it would account for the two-thirds of galaxies' baryonic matter that astronomers have been looking for, Werk said.
Measurements of extremely distant gas halos and galaxies indicate the baryonic matter present when the universe was only a few billion years old represented about one-sixth the mass and density of the existing unobservable, or dark, matter.
HETDEX uses baryonic acoustic oscillations and the shape of the Lyman-alpha emitting (LAE) galaxy power spectrum to constrain H(z) and Da(z) to percent levels.
Comparing these models to the latest observations from the WMAP satellite, it had been concluded quite precisely that the Universe contained a mixture of 4% baryonic matter (all of the matter which made up everything we could see in the Universe), 26% dark matter, and 70% dark energy.
This is the dark matter and dark energy, quite other than the baryonic matter of protons, neutrons and electrons that we can detect.
There are two unambiguous pieces of evidence for CP- and I-violation: the forbidden decay modes of neutral K and B mesons and the excess of the baryonic matter over antimatter in the present universe.
Scientists have been able to estimate how much ``ordinary'' or baryonic matter - the stuff we can see and feel - should have been created out of the Big Bang that gave birth to the universe.
Complete disorder is difficult to conceive (fully dispersed, completely symmetrical), but could be characterized as the attractor of the following falling gradient: forms -> random dumps of stuff -> dispersed baryonic (standard) matter -> free hadrons (heavy elementary particles) -> quark-gluon plasma -> an empty sea of fully entropic energy--the so called 'heat' or 'thermal' energy (which affords the Brownian motion--jiggling--of very small particles viewed in a microscope).
For example, astrophysicists and cosmologists today are asking questions about what the universe is actually made of-because it certainly isn't made up of the normal stuff all around us, which we call baryonic matter.
According to the latest theories, at most 35per cent is made up of "normal", or baryonic, matter - containing ordinary atoms.
In the early universe, baryonic matter coupled with thermal radiation, creating a state of acoustic oscillation.
So, assuming that baryonic dark matter interacts with normal matter through gravity, wouldn't these concentrations interact with light the same way that normal matter does, basically acting as gravitational lenses?
Almost all matter that we experience or encounter is baryonic in nature.