when the quarks coalesce into hadrons. As we begin to learn the nature of high-energy-density matter at RHIC, the experiments can be accordingly expanded and upgraded. Finally, there is a possibility that complete surprises await. The energy regime is totally new, and the potential for unexpected discoveries is exciting. The answers will begin to be known in the next several years.
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