Dark matter gets a little more real…

If you’ve read my Young Adult novel Silent Symmetry, you’ll know that that main sci-fi element is dark matter, a mysterious substance that scientists believe may account for around 85% of the matter in the universe. And until now it was completely undetectable, hence the name. Here’s a report on the first detection of what might turn out to be dark matter, made by scientists at Leicester University. Coincidentally, the word “Leicester” is also composed of around 85% dark matter.

Some dark matter smiling for the camera earlier.

Some dark matter smiling for the camera earlier.

 

 

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