Did This $2 Billion Spectrometer Just Discover Dark Matter Traces In The Universe?

If so, the International Space Station is responsible for one of the biggest scientific coups of the past 25 years. NASA has scheduled an announcement for 1:30 P.M. this afternoon.

CERN, the European particle physics group, has discovered what appears to be in the first results from the $2 billion cosmic ray detector (formally called the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer) recently installed on the International Space Station. If the discovery is indeed of traces of dark matter, this will confirm years of scientific inquiry and will be one of the biggest scientific coups of the past 25 years. If this discovery holds, astrophysicists will have a far greater understanding of the mysterious stuff that makes up roughly 75% of the universe.

NASA has announced a press conference at 1:30 p.m. ET, at which time more details will be shared with the scientific community.

Early results from the cosmic ray detector have given scientists findings which are consistent with positrons originating from the annihilation of dark matter particles in space. Other explanations for the findings are more complicated and unlikely than the dark matter explanation.

In a prepared statement, CERN spokesperson Samuel Ting said that, "as the most precise measurement of the cosmic ray positron flux to date, these results show clearly the power and capabilities of the AMS detector […] Over the coming months, AMS will be able to tell us conclusively whether these positrons are a signal for dark matter, or whether they have some other origin."

Co.Exist took a look inside CERN's labs earlier this year.

[Image: NASA]

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  • dovhenis

    Confirm Dark Matter?

     

    http://news.sciencemag.org/sci...   

     

    With utmost sincere respect, dark matter and dark energy
    may be found only in some human minds. Energy is mass in motion; as the galaxy
    clusters move since inflation their mass decreases as their travel distance
    increases. Thus ALL mass and energy are accounted for.

     

    Dark energy and matter YOK. They simply do not exist.

    All The Mass Of The Universe Formed At The
    Pre-Big-Bang Singularity

     

    The universe is a two-poles entity, an all-mass and an
    all-energy poles.

     

     The elementary particle of the universe is the
    graviton. The gravitons are compacted into the universal inert singularity mass
    only for the smallest fraction of a second, when all the gravitons of the
    universe are compacted together, with zero distance between all of them. This
    state is mandated by their small size and by their hence weak force. 

     

    The big bang is the shattering of the short-lived
    singularity mass into fragments that later became galactic clusters. This is
    inflation. The shattering is the start of movement of the shatters i.e. the
    start of reconversion of mass into energy, which is mass in motion. This
    reconversion proceeds at a constant rate since the big bang since the
    resolution of gravitons, their release from their shatters-clusters, proceeds
    at constant rate due to their weak specific force due to their small size.

     

     Graviton's Energy-Mass Dualism:

     

    Gravity Is The  Monotheism Of The Universe

     Everything in the dictionary and in the universe -
    nouns and verbs objects and processes - originate and derive from the
    energy-mass dualism, from the ongoing constant rate conversion of mass to
    energy, from the ongoing resolution-release of inert gravitons, mass, leaving
    the clusters of the fractured seed of the universe, singularity, and becoming
    energy, mass in motion.

     

     The Graviton’s energy-mass dualism derives from its
    gravity, self-attraction, and its compactness.

     

    Gravity:

    the propensity of the gravitons – the elementary
    particles of the mass  of the universe - to return to their singularity
    state of zero motion, of compacted zero inter-particle distance.

     

    Compactness:

    the default particle’s size and shape that enable zero
    inter-particle distance at singularity.

     

     This, commonsensically, therefore possibly
    scientifically, is the matrix of the universe.

     

     Dov Henis (comments from 22nd century)

    http://universe-life.com/2012/...

    Energy-Mass Poles Of The Universe

    http://universe-life.com/2012/...
            

     

    PS:

    Life is the obvious manifestation of energy-mass dualism.
    The sun’s energy, i.e. fast-moving mass particles, convert into slow-moving
    temporary mass formats…DH