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Post by Ben Reilly on Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:31 pm

This is just weird!

Our best model of particle physics is bursting at the seams as it struggles to contain all the weirdness in the universe. Now, it seems more likely than ever that it might pop, thanks to a series of strange events in Antarctica. .

The death of this reigning physics paradigm, the Standard Model, has been predicted for decades. There are hints of its problems in the physics we already have. Strange results from laboratory experiments suggest flickers of ghostly new species of neutrinos beyond the three described in the Standard Model. And the universe seems full of dark matter that no particle in the Standard Model can explain.

But recent tantalizing evidence might one day tie those vague strands of data together: Three times since 2016, ultra-high-energy particles have blasted up through the ice of Antarctica, setting off detectors in the Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna (ANITA) experiment, a machine dangling from a NASA balloon far above the frozen surface.

https://www.livescience.com/antarctic-neutrino-mystery-deepens.html

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Post by Maddog on Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:36 pm

God particles? 🤷‍�

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Post by Original Quill on Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:48 pm

God particles?

No. That's the appellative for the Higgs boson.

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