Researchers at the Large Hadron Collider b (LHCb) collaboration have discovered two never-before-observed particles conforming to the ‘quark-model’ of physics in high-energy collisions. Excitingly, the team have also uncovered enticing hints at a third more exotic particle.
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) marked an impressive first on Wednesday 25th July when it accelerated an atom for the first time. The acceleration of the lead ion is hoped to be the first step towards reliable production and study of gamma rays and may eventually lead to the production of never before observed massive particles.
The science dispatches for the second week in June 2018. Martian dust storms have halted the progress of NASA’s Opportunity rover. Researchers find a new way of detecting exoplanets around young stars. Work begins on an upgrade to the Large Hadron Collider. And President Trump’s pick for the head of NASA, Jim Bridenstine, shows a positive change in attitude towards climate change.