Eureka? Scientists think they discovered the particle responsible for dark matter


A research team lead by nuclear physicists Mikhail Bashkanov and Daniel Watts from the University of York recently published research indicating that a newly discovered particle may be responsible for the existence of dark matter. Scientists estimate that some 80% of the universe is comprised of mysterious dark matter, but that’s about as far as they’ve gotten. Physicists aren’t sure what dark matter‘s made of, where it came from, or if it actually exists at all. But, assuming it does, Bashkanov and Watts may have discovered the rapscallion of a quark that could be responsible for it. Professor Watts, in…

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