Saturday, August 29, 2015   |   3,984 users online
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos  ·  Chat
Find: in

Further hints of dark matter detected


Posted on Tuesday, 16 April, 2013 | Comment icon 3 comments


Image credit: NASA

 
Further signs of dark matter have been observed at a subterranean laboratory in northern Minnesota.

The Super Cryogenic Dark Matter Search ( or SuperCDMS ) is located underground and uses a highly chilled environment to help scientists pick up signs of potential dark matter particle collisions. For this to work, germanium and silicon are reduced to freezing temperatures near absolute zero ( 273.15 degrees Celsius ) and the collisions are detected using super-sensitive instrumentation.

Scientists at the project have revealed that they've picked up three events thought to indicate particle reactions that could be evidence of dark matter. While not enough to prove dark matter exists, the results are particularly tantalizing and will be cross-examined for further clues to indicate what caused them.

"Hints of dark matter, the mysterious stuff that makes up perhaps 85 percent of the matter in the universe, may have been observed by scientists."

  View: Full article |  Source: Space.com

  Discuss: View comments (3)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf on 16 April, 2013, 12:53
Comment icon #2 Posted by Palmy-Ra on 17 April, 2013, 0:52
beautiful
Comment icon #3 Posted by Rolci on 17 April, 2013, 1:52
Guessing from the history of physics so far, the results will probably go unexplained, and just when we think we got it, it will turn out it had nothing to do with dark matter. In the meantime dark matter and energy get all sorted out, and when we re-investigate what caused these results then, it will lead us into even more exotic and mind-boggling stuff that turns everything upside down again. A question answered, two new ones to start looking for answers for.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


Other recent forum topics
Forum icon 
Other news in this category
Boeing unveils new anti-drone laser cannon
Posted 8-28-2015 | 9 comments
The aerospace giant has developed a new weapon system designed specifically to shoot down drones....
 
3D-printed bionic hand wins Dyson prize
Posted 8-27-2015 | 7 comments
A new, inexpensive 3D-printed bionic hand could be the key to making prosthetic limbs affordable to all....
 
NASA claims sea level rise is 'inevitable'
Posted 8-27-2015 | 33 comments
Scientists have warned that sea levels are going to rise by at least 3ft by the end of the century....
 
Magnetic wormhole created in a laboratory
Posted 8-22-2015 | 10 comments
Scientists have managed to create a device that can transmit a magnetic field from one place to another....
 
DNA data storage could last for millennia
Posted 8-18-2015 | 7 comments
A new way of storing information on DNA strands could help keep data secure for thousands of years....
 
Atlas robot shows off its walking skills
Posted 8-18-2015 | 15 comments
The lifelike humanoid creation has been filmed being put through its paces across rough woodland terrain....
 
New book sends kids to sleep within minutes
Posted 8-17-2015 | 21 comments
A remarkable new best-selling book is capable of sending a child off to sleep almost like clockwork....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.6 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2015
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ