If you went to the doctor with the suspicion that your leg was broken, the doctor probably wouldn't go digging around trying to look at the bone itself—if they did, you'd probably be on the phone with another doctor the moment they picked up a scalpel. Instead, they'd use X-rays to produce a visual representation of the bone. It turns out that archaeologists have a similar tool they can use to look inside delicate structures without disturbing them: an elementary particle known as the muon.
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Written by Ashley Hamer June 30, 2017
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