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Thu Jun 18, 2020, 03:03 PM

Dark matter hunt yields unexplained signal


By Paul Rincon
Science editor, BBC News website
17 June 2020



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The Xenon1T detector was installed at Italy's Gran Sasso lab from 2016 to 2018


An experiment searching for signs of elusive dark matter has detected an unexplained signal.

Scientists working on the Xenon1T experiment have detected more activity within their detector than they would otherwise expect.

This "excess of events" could point to the existence of a previously undetected dark matter particle called an axion.

Dark matter comprises 85% of matter in the cosmos, but its nature is unknown.

Whatever it is, it does not reflect or emit detectable light, hence the name.

More:
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-53085260

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stopdiggin Jun 18 #1

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Thu Jun 18, 2020, 03:11 PM

1. well that makes perfect sense

I knew that already. I was just wondering how long it would take for the rest of these dummies to catch up.
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