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About a brand new coal discovery that could unlock some of the secrets.
That outer outer space area that we don't know so much about scientists think that they may have identified a new particle.
That may be the building block of dark matter.
Dark matter is that mysterious.
Deep dark substance out there that is believed to make up about 25%.
Of the universe.
A lot of -- -- so this discovery was made with a two billion dollar particle physics detector.
But have one of those at home.
It was -- into the International Space Station Clara Moskowitz.
Is SpaceX assistant managing editor she grew up loving space and learning all about it studied it colleges wow and now is the assistant managing editor space dot com.
Welcome crap into to having here today.
Still what what is it what is dark matter and why why don't we why do we care if we figure out what it is.
That's -- nobody knows so that's why it's cool.
It's actually probably flying through this room at this very moment you know flying through our bodies but just passing between the spaces between Adams not even hitting -- so.
It's this big mystery like you said we think it makes up 25% of the universe yet we don't really know what it is so.
Scientists think this is one of the most fundamental mysteries of -- universe and they really want to get to the bottom of it so what is the particle is this two billion dollar particle detector.
It it detected something as my unscientific mind has claimed that might be bouncing off of -- of dark matter.
What detected are these antimatter particles called posit -- and they think the deposit -- is that created when.
It's dark matter particles bumping into each other and destroy each other.
-- explosions that create electrons plus deposit -- these antimatter particles so we don't know we think they might have found it might be seeing is they found -- times but they don't know that dark matter created them it's also possible that something more mundane like spinning stars called pulse ours might have created them.
So you know back back to sort of the larger question of what -- if indeed we figure out what -- what what kind of new things does that unlocking our understanding.
Well it really helps explain how the universe came together what it's made you know the building blocks of it and and really.
How our solar system are -- galaxy works it just.
Helps the whole underlying of nature you know -- we just finally understand what we're made of cracked thank you so much ram Moskowitz.
Dark matter two billion does a lot of money yet again.
Pretty cool detector is this giant magnets attached to the outside -- the International Space Station that they flew up on space shuttle a couple years ago and it's just looking for particles in space now the question how how much it -- -- that we don't have the space shuttle anymore.
Impede this research well this -- is is ongoing the space station is gonna carry on you know we fly astronauts up there on Russian rockets and you know America's working on a replacement for the shuttle so it's tough.
That we can't carry up yeah things that like the space at least you but I think we're still moving forward there -- went out there with secretary I think he's so much great to have you let us thank you so much so you wonder.
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