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Neutron scattering in strong magnetic fields is used to show the spin resonance in superconducting CeCoIn5 (Tc ¼ 2:3 K) is a doublet. The underdamped resonance (@ ¼ 0:069 0:019 meV) Zeeman splits into two modes at E ¼ @0 B0H with ¼ 0:96 0:05. A linear extrapolation of the lower peak reaches zero energy at 11:2 0:5 T, near the critical field for the incommensurate ‘‘Q phase.’’ Kenzelmann et al. [Science 321, 1652 (2008)] This, taken with the integrated weight and polarization of the low-energy mode (E), indicates that the Q phase can be interpreted as a Bose condensate of spin excitons.