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Might we suggest some light, enlightening reading?

Linden-2014-FermiGC-detail-smDark matter?

• Or, maybe, zebra stripes around planet Earth?

• Perhaps contemplating the multiverse?

• Or puzzling over the “strangest magma on Earth”? How about extraterrestrial volcanoes?

• Would you believe the Permian-Triassic extinction was caused by microbes?

• Was that whole skydiver and meteorite thing true?

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Will the Universe Give Up Its Dark Secrets?

    We’ve waited 18 years to write this paper, and we’re now making the final check.

    Sam Ting

    Alpha Magnetic SpectrometerIt’s always fun getting our hopes up. One might do well to wonder what is the anthropological value of ritual anticlimax. Or, as Jonathan Amos explains for BBC:

    The scientist leading one of the most expensive experiments ever put into space says the project is ready to come forward with its first results.

    The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) was put on the International Space Station to survey the skies for high-energy particles, or cosmic rays.

    Nobel Laureate Sam Ting said the scholarly paper to be published in a few weeks would concern dark matter.

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