Hard evidence for the existence of dark matter is expected to be announced within the next two weeks.
Long sought after by scientists, direct evidence for dark matter, the invisible material thought to make up the majority of the mass of the universe, has been a staple research goal for decades. A concept first proposed in the 1930s, dark matter helps to explain how the universe works the way that it does. Up until now it has not been possible to observe dark matter directly, but thanks to the $2bn Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer this could soon change.
"It will not be a minor paper," said project lead investigator Samuel Ting, while others have described the news as a "game-changer".
Physicists may have finally found hard evidence for the existence of dark matter. And reports from the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Boston say the announcement could come within the next fortnight - if the data holds up.
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