New Proton Size Breaks Laws of Physics

New Proton Size Breaks Laws of PhysicsA new measurement of the proton particle shows that it is 0.00000000000003 millimetres smaller than previously thought. It may seem irrelevant, but physicists are freaking out. I hope this doesn't mean we are going to cease to exist anytime soon.

Since the size of the proton is used in quantum electrodynamics, it means that a lot of formulas may be fundamentally wrong. This may also affect other fields. For example, the way astronomers calculate the chemical elements of galaxies and gas clouds using spectroscopy.

http://gizmodo.com/5582518/smaller-proton-discovery-means-we-are-emptier-than-we-thought

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