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How Does It Look When Earth Is Bombarded with Dark Matter?

7 Dec 2017, 21:51 UTC
How Does It Look When Earth Is Bombarded with Dark Matter?
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Planet Earth is constantly on the move, colliding with myriads of dark matter particles as it hurtles through space. Although no one has ever seen these mysterious particles, there is no question among physicists about their existence. That is why they have installed detectors around the globe in the hopes of detecting just a single one of them.Dark matter particles can penetrate all other forms of matter, which means that they may even be able to traverse right through our planet without losing any energy whatsoever. On the other hand, their impact with ordinary matter that Earth is comprised of may hamper them slightly, resulting in a loss of energy."We just don’t know, and that definitely doesn’t make it any easier looking for them," said Timon Emken, a PhD student at the Centre for Cosmology and Particle Physics Phenomonology (CP3) at the University of Southern Denmark.In order to learn more about how dark matter particles react with normal matter, Emken enlisted the aid of a supercomputer.The result was a program that can simulate the collision of dark matter particles with the Earth."Now, I can ask the computer to show me on the screen what happens when a dark matter particle ...

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