Updated 08:36 AM EDT, Mon, Sep 16, 2019

Scientists Close to Unlocking the Secrets of Dark Matter

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CNN is reporting that scientists may have finally begun to catch mankinds first glimpse of dark matter.  The scientists at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, are working to make dark matter, which is invisible to the naked eye and makes up much of the reality of the universe, visible. This is being done through a machine called the Alpha Magnetic Spectromenter (AMS), a device which has sat in the International Space Station since 2011.

More than 70 percent of matter in the universe consists of dark energy with at least 20% percent of that being composed of dark matter, according to physicists. The fact that it is all invisible to the naked eye is what makes scientist so fascinated with trying to unveil it.

The reason for its invisibility is because of an exercise in blindness that human beings inherently perform. As such, only 4 percent of matter is visible.

Of course that begs the obvious question: How do scientists know that all of that matter is actually there if there is no way to detect it with current technological means? Well scientists feel that because of the gravity that it exerts on the visible matter of the world, it must be real.

Scientists at CERN went on to reveal the data that the AMS had collected so far. This included subatomic particles that are constantly colliding with Earth. In addition, the research also showed that the dark matter was breaking down even further to result in rare antimatter.

Positrons, or anti-electrons, are the result of dark matter collisions. Scientists believe that this provides an opportunity to examine the details necessary to prove the existence of dark matter since these micro particles have the same mass as electrons, just with a positive charge instead of a negative one.

The AMS has apparently already analyzed 41 billion cosmic ray particles and has found 10 million of them to be made of electrons and positrons.

AMS research has resulted in a great advancement in the research of cosmic rays. It has allowed positrons to be measured in significance for the first time in half a century.

While the data has so far pointed to the existence of dark matter, CERN scientists have more to be sure that the source is not from what they call, "Pullsars," or, "Supernovas." These are stars that spray light and particles through the universe and exploded stars, respectively.

Since the AMS detects particles instead of light like a standard telescope, neither of these are off the table. However if the CERN research continues in the direction that the scientist hope for, this may be the first step to revealing the biggest invisible secret that has been forever right under the nose of humanity.

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