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Higgs Boson Found

Posted Jul 11, '12 at 6:21am

MageGrayWolf

MageGrayWolf

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Knight

What is Dark matter and Dark energy?


Good question, I'll get back to you when someone figures that out.

What do they do?


Dark Energy is thought to be what's causing the universe to accelerate in it's expansion.
Dark Matter is thought to be what's helping to hold galaxies together and simulated models indicate it's necessary for the formation of galaxies. from my understanding we have been able to indirectly observe it as well through a lensing effect.
 

Posted Jul 12, '12 at 7:05am

thepunisher93

thepunisher93

1,863 posts

who is higgs and how she lost it?

 

Posted Jul 12, '12 at 11:33am

thaboss

thaboss

1,666 posts

Actually it may not have been the Higgs Boson.

First.

Second.

Third. (This one's a bit technical.)

 

Posted Jul 12, '12 at 11:36am

thaboss

thaboss

1,666 posts

Just for thoroughness.

Thaboss is hoping that they did find it, but even if it's not the Higgs, it's still something different than normal.

 

Posted Jul 12, '12 at 9:03pm

MageGrayWolf

MageGrayWolf

9,811 posts

Knight

Actually it may not have been the Higgs Boson.


Thanks for the links. By the sound of it even if this isn't the actual Higgs Boson it's still a huge discovery.

who is higgs and how she lost it?


Higgs is named after Peter Higgs, a guy. I will assume this was just a joke.
 
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