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  1. #1 Atoms, Quarks?? 
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    Atoms are made up of protons and neutrons, which are made up of quarks. What are quarks made up of?


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    There's no further structure to quarks as far as anyone knows. There was a theory of preons as the constituent particles making up quarks and leptons around for a while, but most physicists believe it's not likely to be true.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chemboy
    There's no further structure to quarks as far as anyone knows. There was a theory of preons as the constituent particles making up quarks and leptons around for a while, but most physicists believe it's not likely to be true.
    So one day we might be able to break down quarks when technology advances? Or is it believed that quarks were created in the big bang?
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    It's not generally believed that further quark structure will be discovered. Look at the preon article on Wikipedia.
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