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Has the Hypothetical Axion Dark Matter Particle Been Found?
Posted by Guy Pirro on 10/17/2014 9:09 PM
Dark matter, a kind of invisible mass of unknown origin, cannot be seen directly with telescopes, but is instead inferred from its gravitational effects on ordinary matter and on light. Although dark matter is believed to make up 85 percent of the matter of the Universe, to date, elusive dark matter particles like the theoretical Axion have not been detected. Space scientists at the University of Leicester in the UK have discovered a curious signal in the X-ray sky that appears to be a signature of the Axion. If confirmed, it will be the first direct detection and identification of an elusive dark matter particle and will have a fundamental impact on our theories of the Universe.
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