Evidence of dark matter detected

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Putting Light on Dark Matter

An international team of scientists from Geneva’s CERN research centre while studying cosmic rays on board the International Space Station for over 18 months said it had picked up what might be the first physical trace left by dark matter.

Dark matter is a type of matter hypothesised to account for a large part of the total mass in the universe. It neither emits nor absorbs light or electromagnetic radiation and it is not visible through telescope.

Scientists say they spotted a surge of positron particles which may have been created by decaying dark matter. However in order to be more sure about the dark matter they need to assess more data. The identification to what makes up the unfathomable material would pave the way for whole new areas of research including the possibility of multiple universes and parallel dimensions.


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