Making the discovery was like trying to accurately measure how much the Titanic would bob when an orange is dropped on it.
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The case for dark matter is so overwhelming that it’s often reported as fact, however, some cosmic surveys suggest that dark matter does not exist.
The possible discovery of a new particle in Hungary, and its subsequent interpretation as the force behind dark matter, has kicked up some dust. However, something’s off about the Hungarian results…
Both the LHC and the LUX dark-matter experiment have had their hopes – of finding a new particle – dashed despite being state of the art. However, the rigour of their searches provides hope.
This year is when we might discover another foundational piece of our origins or when we realise the breadth of the epistemic emptiness that stretches between ourselves and the physics that made us.
In the brimming potpourri of factors that encouraged the evolution of Homo sapiens, the extinction of dinosaurs also plays an important role.
Because of the popularity of its images, Hubble will have been humankind’s gateway to the farthest cosmic shores for the better part of three decades.
Physicists are eagerly awaiting more data concerning a possible new particle sighted last year. If the LHC confirms its existence, our existing theories of physics will have to be profoundly reshaped.
Scientists from the world’s largest science experiment participated in an ‘Ask Me Anything’ on reddit on May 28