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How long does a neutron live? 

While particles called neutrons can live for billions of years, their lifetime is short when they are floating outside of an atom. Image: UNSPLASH/Vedrana Filipović

Whitney Clavin

Science communicator, Caltech

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Bailey Slaughter, who formerly worked on the UCNtau project while an undergraduate student at Indiana University, is seen here performing work inside the trap, or Image: Chen-Yu Liu

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