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Is anyone excited about the hunt for Dark Matter?

November 27, 2011

I am! Searching for answers to the universe’s biggest secret reminds me of the story about hunting for the structure of DNA. I wasn’t alive at the time (1950’s) but the story is covered well in The Double Helix: a personal account of the discovery of the structure of DNA. The book includes passion, competition, luck, and SCIENCE! It was interesting to read about the different scientists working towards a common goal, but they all wanted to reach that goal first.

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A similar story is being written about Dark Matter. Currently, we know nothing about it, except that it exists. Teams of scientists all over the world are competing for their name to be published in history and science text books across Planet Earth. Recently, new information came out of Europe, but no proof, only…Hints of Dark Matter reported, again. Housed in Italy’s Gran Sasso National Laboratory beneath the Apennine Mountains, the CRESST-II dark matter detector is made of supercooled…(the full article).

How does the story of Dark Matter affect you? I have no idea, but it’s exciting to learn about! Thanks for reading, smile today, and letUbeU! 🙂

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