Skip to comments.Scientists discover explanation for why the Universe exists
Posted on 06/01/2010 12:39:32 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Physicists have long wondered why the universe exists when matter and anti-matter particles obliterate each other on contact.
But new data from a particle accelerator in the United States suggests a reason.
The tests showed that when anti-protons and protons collide, the resulting new particles show a one per cent skew toward matter over anti-matter. Over a long period of time, this characteristic of the universe could explain why matter has come to dominate over anti-matter.
"Many of us felt goose bumps when we saw the result," said Stefan Soldner-Rembold, a physicist at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.
"We knew we were seeing something beyond what we have seen before and beyond what current theories can explain."
Every basic particle of matter has a matching anti-particle. The anti-particle has the same mass as the standard particle, but an opposite electric charge. Anti-matter is not to be confused with dark matter.
While anti-matter has been demonstrated in numerous experiments, dark matter remains a hypothesis used to help explain the effects of mass which scientists cannot currently see.
The dark matter hypothesis helps to explain why the universe hasn't expanded into a cold and relatively motionless void. The extra mass, and resulting gravity, is the reason galaxies form into clumps rather than flying apart.
Particle accelerators, such as the Tevatron collider at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois, which conducted the tests, and the Large Hadron Collider at CERN on the Swiss-French border, use electric fields to smash particles into each other at incredibly high speeds.
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The new findings deviate from what is known as the Standard Model, the theory created in the 1970s to explain the complex interaction of sub-atomic particles.
I had read this already but thanks for posting.
God created it a little over 6000 years ago. All the evidence we need is in the Bible.
Prolly cause God wanted it to.
I found the reason the Universe exists... Just open up to the book of Genesis - particularly Genesis 1:1.
I wanna know who made the FIRST ONE!
I agree. God exists outside of the time dimension, therefore he can insert anything within a period of 6000 yrs.
God did indeed create the universe. I love it when science seems to confirm something we already knew by faith.
For instance, the medical community agrees that the ideal time to circumsize a male is on the 8th day, just as God said. The kosher diet is another example.
Many pysicists are ultimately led to the conclusion that there must have been a creator.
yup. that’s all I need. Genesis explains it in plain terms.
Seriously, the universe is such a joke I'm just hanging out to hear the punch line.
Which is akin to taking two of the finest made Swiss watches, shooting them out of cannons so they collide with each other, and then trying to postulate how they work by watching the tiny pieces that fly after the collision.
Yes. We simply can’t understand the vast greatness of God, but Genesis is his unambiguous, inerrant log of creation.
Hell that's EASY...it exists for Obama to rule it!!!
Now we just need an explanation for the 1% skew in creation of mater over anti-mater.
This 'explanation' seems to be little more than a long way of saying the universe exists because the universe exists.
“I love it when science seems to confirm something we already knew by faith.”
Yes, some science is simply unnecessary.
“The tests showed that when anti-protons and protons collide, the resulting new particles show a one per cent skew toward matter over anti-matter. Over a long period of time, this characteristic of the universe could explain why matter has come to dominate over anti-matter.”
Same effect is noted when Leftists get mugged and tend to become Conservatives.
The U must exist
So O can be President.
Scientists may explain how the universe works, but they can’t explain why there are scientists.
(and actually, that’s not a joke)
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