Higgs Boson Portal to the Dark Sector of the Universe –“A Breathtaking World”

Dark matter

 

The discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012 has proved to be a source of rich speculation for particle physicists. In 2019, researchers proposed that three types of very high-energy Higgs Bosons, dubbed the “Higgs Troika”, may have played a role in ridding the infant universe of most of its antimatter. The Higgs boson may also reveal insights into the nature of dark matter and dark energy, the so-called “dark sector” that comprises 95% of the Universe. 

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The Search for Axions – Detection Will Have Profound Implications

Galaxy M87

 

 

“Once an axion is detected,” astrophysicist Raymond Co at the University of Minnesota wrote in an email to The Daily Galaxy, “the implications to cosmology will be profound. For instance, signals from experiments with different search strategies will determine whether the axion is dark matter. If it is, with the measured axion properties, one can narrow down its possible cosmological origins. 

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Will We Image Planet Nine Within the Next Decade? 

Planet Nine

 

“I wouldn’t be surprised if Planet Nine has already been imaged in one of the large sky surveys currently underway, but, if not, it will be hard for it to hide from the Vera Rubin Observatory once it starts operations in a few years,” Caltech’s Michael Brown told The Daily Galaxy. Brown, along with Caltech’s Konstantin Batygin, presented the first evidence that there might be a giant planet tracing a bizarre, highly elongated orbit through the outer solar system in 2016. 

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NASA Scientists: On What the Perseverance Mars’ Rocks Return Samples Could Tell Us

Planet Mars

 

“Mars does like to keep its secrets,” Elizabeth Sklute at the Planetary Science Institute, observed in an email to The Daily Galaxy about packing up the first Martian rock samples as the NASA Perseverance Mission begins its sample return mission. “We sent Mossbauer, and found the oxides were nanophase, and that Mossbauer was inconclusive,” Sklute noted. 

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In Search of Dark Energy –Probing 11-Billion Years of Cosmic History

 

Dark Energy

 

Astronomers may soon have the answer to what is perhaps the greatest mystery of modern science –is dark energy a uniform force across space and time, or has its strength evolved over eons?

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Primordial Object the Age of the Universe to Jupiter’s Metallic Oceans –Last Week’s Top 5 Space & Science Headlines

 

ESO Telescopes

 

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