“Ultralight” –‘Dark Matter Exists Beyond the Standard Model’

 

Dark Matter

 

“Inconveniently, dark matter is “dark” in the sense that it hardly interacts with anything, particularly with light. Apparently, in some scenarios it could have a slight effect on light waves passing through. But other scenarios predict no interactions at all between our world and dark matter, other than those mediated by gravity. This would make its particles very hard to find,” says Sergey Troitsky, chief researcher at the Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

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“Antarctic Enigma!” Unknown Particles Beaming Into Space (“2018 Most Viewed”)

Antartica Coast

 

Neutrinos? Dark matter? A new, unknown form of matter? In October, we reported that strange events in Antarctica may be explained by supersymmetry physics according to the Penn State team that detected the mystery particle shooting into space from deep beneath the ancient South Polar ice cap.

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Afterglow of Big Bang Blurs the Standard Model

 

The Standard Model of cosmology describes this history of the universe, from the first seconds after the Big Bang to the current day. The beauty of it: The model explains, with only six parameters, everything known today about the birth and evolution of the universe. Nonetheless, the model may now have reached its limits.

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