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I interpreted the question as asking for an explanation of how elementary particle collisions lead to cascades of other particles.

Why this is possible is simple: it is possible to convert the kinetic energy of the collision into particles by means of Einstein's E=mc^2.

How it happens is a little harder to explain for laymen, but I suppose we could get away with Feynman diagrams.

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Feb 21st, 2008 at 04:04:01 PM EST
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