Scientists Unveil New Method for Detecting Dark Matter

Scientists Unveil New Method for Detecting Dark Matter Dark matter is one of the most mysterious substances in the universe. It is thought to make up about 85% of the matter in the universe, but it has never been directly observed. Scientists have been searching for dark matter for decades, but they have yet to find a definitive way to detect it. However, a new study published in the journal Nature may have finally found a way to detect dark matter. The study, led by scientists at the University of Cambridge, describes a new method for detecting dark matter using axions. Axions are hypothetical particles that are thought to be very light and have very weak interactions with matter. The scientists in the new study used a detector called the Axion Dark Matter Experiment (ADMX) to search for axions. The ADMX detector is located in a deep underground mine in Washington state, where it is shielded from interference from other sources of radiation. The scientists found that the ADMX detector was sensitive to axions in a very narrow range of energies. This means that if axions exist, the ADMX detector would be able to detect them. The scientists are now planning to build a new detector, called the ADMX Gen 2, which will be even more sensitive to axions. The ADMX Gen 2 detector is expected to be completed in 2024. This new study is a significant step forward in the search for dark matter. If the scientists are successful in detecting axions with the ADMX Gen 2 detector, it will be a major breakthrough in our understanding of the universe. The above photo used in this blog post is a photo of the Axion Dark Matter Experiment (ADMX) detector. The photo was taken by the University of Cambridge. This photo is relevant because it shows the detector that the scientists used to search for axions.