In 2012, researchers at CERN announced the discovery of the Higgs boson, the final piece of the puzzle of the Standard Model of particle physics. But scientists being what they are, that answer only meant more questions. How do the subatomic particles of the Standard Model pull together to form larger particles? And where does dark matter come from? A hypothetical particle called the axion could answer both questions, and CERN has rigged a telescope pointed towards the sun in hopes they can find one.
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Written by Curiosity Staff May 11, 2017
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