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Apr 5, 2013 5:43 AM
On Fri, 05 Apr 2013 05:14:49 +0000, "Jai Maharaj" wrote:
> Scientists home in on mysterious dark matter > > ANI > DNA > Thursday, April 4, 2013 > > Sometimes called the sculptor of the universe's millions of galaxies > because of the way its gravity shapes their formation, its existence has > long been recognised because of the way it pushes visible stars and > planets around. > > Scientists said on Wednesday they may be close to tracking down the > mysterious "dark matter" which makes up more than a quarter of the > universe but has never been seen. > > A final identification of what makes up the enigmatic material would solve > one of the biggest mysteries in physics and open up new investigations > into the possibility of multiple universes and other areas, said > researchers. > > Members of an international team had picked up what might be the first > physical trace left by dark matter while studying cosmic rays recorded on > the International Space Station, said the head of the Europe- and US-based > research project Samuel Ting. > > He told a packed seminar at the CERN research centre, near Geneva, the > team had found a surge of positron particles that might have come from > dark matter. In the coming months, he said, the CERN-built AMS particle > detector on the space station "will be able to tell us conclusively > whether these positrons are a signal for dark matter or if they have some > other origin". > > Dark matter, once the stuff of science fiction, "is one of the most > important mysteries of physics today," Ting, a professor at the > Massachusetts Institute of Technology and 1976 Nobel physics prize winner, > has written. Sometimes called the sculptor of the universe's millions of > galaxies because of the way its gravity shapes their formation, its > existence has long been recognised because of the way it pushes visible > stars and planets around. > > But efforts in laboratories on earth and in deep underground caverns to > find concrete evidence that it is there, and to establish what it is, have > so far proven fruitless. Ting said it was also possible the surges came > from pulsars - rotating neutron stars that emit a pulsing radiation. > > But CERN physicist Pauline Gagnon said after hearing Ting that the > precision of the AMS could make it possible "to get a first hold on dark > matter really soon". "That would be terrific, like discovering a > completely new continent. It would really open the door to a whole new > world," said Gagnon, a Canadian physicist on ATLAS, one of the two CERN > teams that believe they found evidence of the elusive Higgs particle in > the centre's Large Hadron Collider. > > New Physics > > John Conway, a physics professor from the University of California, Davis, > working at CERN, said a confirmed discovery would push scientists into > uncharted realms of research. > > He said fresh insights could be gained into super- symmetry, a theory that > says the current known 17 elementary particles have heavier but invisible > counterparts, and dimensions beyond the currently known length, breadth > and height, and time. > > Other scientists, especially cosmologists now trying to peer back beyond > the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago, suggest identification of dark matter > could give new clues to whether the universe itself is alone or one of > many. New research could start at CERN's Large Hadron Collider when the > vast machine resumes operations in early 2015. > > The huge subterranean complex running under the Franco- Swiss border at > the foot of the Jura mountains was shut down in February to double its > power and multiply the millions of "mini-Big Bang" particle collisions it > can stage daily. Until last week, dark matter was thought to make up > around 24% of the universe, with normal matter galaxies, stars and > planets - accounting for about 4.5%. > > But then the European Space Agency's Planck satellite team reported that > mapping of echoes of the early cosmos showed dark matter made up 26.8 > percent and ordinary matter 4.9% together the total of the material of > the universe. > > The dominant constituent is the non-material "dark energy", as mysterious > as dark matter and believed to be the driver of cosmic expansion. > > Continues at: > > http://www.dnaindia.com/scitech/1818835/report-scientists-home-in-on-mysterious-dark-matter > > Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi > Om Shanti > > http://groups.google.com/group/alt.fan.jai-maharaj > > o o o > > o Not for commercial use. Solely to be fairly used for the educational > purposes of research and open discussion. 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