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Experiment detects particles of dark matter, maybe

Events in underground experiment too few for certainty, but match the signature of WIMPs

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4:56pm, December 17, 2009

Analyzing results of an experiment in a northern Minnesota mine, physicists report the possible detection of particles of dark matter — the proposed invisible material believed to account for about 80 percent of the mass of the universe. The physicists caution, however, that there’s about a one in four chance that ordinary subatomic particles, rather than dark matter, could account for the signals.

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