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Tag: dark matter
The month full of wow.
In last month’s news a black hole photobombs an asteroid, a hundred new mini planets are revealed and we still don’t know what dark matter is.
Deep under the ground of Gran Sasso in Italy hides XENON1T, an assassin of dark matter hopes. The cold heart of this experiment hides two tons of liquid xenon, whose atoms get kicked out of position by passing dark matter particles, giving flashes of light in the process. Or at least that’s what physicists would hope.