CERN Research Hints at Possible New Particle Discovery

Thanks to Axil for posting about an interesting article from the Scitech Europa website published on October 31, titled “Ghost particle possibly detected at CERN”

From the article:

“Unexplained “bumps” appeared in data produced by the team’s multipurpose Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector, which may show traces of an as yet unidentified ghost particle around twice the size of a carbon atom. Two separate analyses of the data indicated a build-up of muons, or heavy electrons, in the detector – if the data is accurate, it indicates a new particle with a mass of 28GeV, around a quarter of the mass of a Higgs Boson particle.”

It will apparently take about a year to determine if this data is evidence of a previously unknown particle.