Weak Force

This infographic is done mostly in shades of blue. At the top left is the title: "Weak Force." Below that is a block of text that reads: "The weak force can change a quark from one type to another: from up to down. That change could turn a proton into a neutron or vice versa. This process would also produce a neutrino and an electron or anti-electron through a process called beta decay." Below and to the right of the text is an illustration of a blue proton and a red neutron with pop outs. The proton is on the left. Its pop out shows a cluster of two yellow up quarks and one pink down quark. An arrow is pointing to one of the up quarks. The pop up for the neutron shows a cluster of two pink down quarks and one yellow up quark. An arrow points to one of the down quarks, indicating that it flipped from an up quark, which changed the proton into a neutron.
NASA
CreditNASA
Historical DateDecember 20, 2022
Language
  • english

This illustration explains the weak force, one of the four fundamental forces in the universe.