Higgs particle can disintegrate into particles of dark matter, according to new model. The 'Standard Model' of particle physics successfully describes the smallest constituents of matter. But the model has its limitations – it does not explain the dark matter of the universe. Christoffer Petersson, a research scientist at Chalmers University of Technology, has found a solution. His theories are now being tested at the particle physics laboratory CERN.
Researchers at the Large Hadron Collider detected one of the rarest particle decays seen in nature. The finding deals a blow to the theory of physics known as supersymmetry, or SUSY, which gained popularity as a way to explain some of the inconsistencies in the traditional theory of subatomic physics known as the Standard Model. If supersymmetry is not an explanation for dark matter, then theorists will have to find alternative ideas to explain those inconsistencies in the Standard Model.
Tiger Stripes of Enceladus Pictured here is a high resolution Cassini image of Enceladus from a close flyby. Do underground oceans vent through the tiger stripes (in false-color blue) on Saturn's moon Enceladus? The long features dubbed tiger stripes are known to spew ice from the moon's icy interior into space, creating a cloud of fine ice particles over the moon's south pole and creating Saturn's mysterious E-ring.
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#Astronomy: #NASA | Fermi Proves Supernova Remnants Produce Cosmic Rays - The husks of exploded stars give rise to some of the fastest particles in the cosmos. New findings by NASA's Fermi show that two supernova remnants accelerate protons to near the speed of light. These protons interact with nearby interstellar gas clouds, which then emit #gammarays. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center