- Aug 12, 2015
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An underground dark-matter experiment may have stumbled on the 'holy grail': a new particle that could upend the laws of physics
- A dark-matter experiment in an underground Italian lab may have discovered a new particle called the solar axion.
- If that's indeed what was detected, it would be the first direct evidence of a particle that shouldn't exist according to the known laws of physics.
- Alternatively, the data could also reveal new and surprising qualities of mysterious particles called neutrinos.
- Larger, more sensitive experiments in the next year will help scientists figure out whether they have indeed discovered a new particle.