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Two New Sub-Atomic Particles Discovered at LHC-CERN

– Posted in: Science/Energy
Cern photo Lynda Brasier

Scientific American has reported new particles found! Science has taken a quantum leap forward with the miraculous discovery of two never before seen particles at CERN, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) near Geneva, Switzerland. Courageous scientists have boldly journeyed through hazardous experiments to turn physics upon it’s head. Known as Xi_b’- and Xi_b*-, (pronounced “zi-b-prime” and “zi-b-star”), the new particles belong to the baryon family.

A baryon is made up of three fundamental subatomic particles called quarks. Protons and Neutrons are also baryons and they make up everything we see. They are the building blocks of all ‘known’ things in this Universe such as automobiles, planets, galaxies and humans. Toss in a strong electromagnetic force and you have nature in all of it’s glory.

The infamous LHC, that brought us the Higgs boson, will again be up and running in March. Physicists are hopeful that the newly remodeled collider will reveal more exotic particles and a possible glimpse at understanding dark matter.

RealGoodNews salutes these incredible scientists who are on the cutting edge of this exciting new field of discovery.

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