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Jun 10, 2022

Scientists discovered a never-before-seen particle and it could be dark matter

Posted by in categories: cosmology, particle physics

Extremely interested to hear some of your opinions on this. Published in the journal Nature.


Scientists have discovered a new, mysterious particle. Of course, making new discoveries is exciting. But, perhaps the most exciting thing about this particle is that it could be a candidate for dark matter.

Incredibly, the never-before-seen particle was discovered using an experiment small enough to fit on a kitchen counter.

“When my student showed me the data I thought she must be wrong,” Boston College professor and lead researcher Kenneth Burch told Live Science. “It’s not every day you find a new particle sitting on your tabletop.”

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