‘Strong’ evidence found for a FIFTH force of nature: Physicists reveal ‘tantalising’ results from particle experiment that could rewrite the laws of physics

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      eridani
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      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9445815/Tantalizing-results-2-experiments-defy-physics-rulebook.html

      Scientists believe they may have discovered a fifth force of nature, after observing tiny subatomic particles behaving in an unusual way.

      A new experiment sent tiny muon particles, which are similar to an electron, through a 15-ton electromagnet in an attempt to measure how they ‘wobble’ over time. Called the Muon g-2 experiment, as the particles travelled along the 50-foot long magnetic track, they wobbled 0.1 per cent off the Standard Model that has been used for 50 years.

      The Standard Model of physics suggests that everything in the universe is made from a few basic building blocks called fundamental particles, governed by four fundamental forces, the strong force, the weak force, the electromagnetic force, and the gravitational force.

      The latest discovery by Fermilab suggests the muon could be interacting with undiscovered particles or forces, not featured in the Standard Model as we know it, and as muons form naturally when cosmic rays strike Earth’s atmosphere, these results could change how we believe the universe works. The UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) said the result ‘provides strong evidence for the existence of an undiscovered sub-atomic particle or new force’.

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        that you don’t start quoting Rumsfeld and all his unknown knowns, etc. !

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      or will they come through the aurora before we know it?

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