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New Data Still Have Scientists in Dark Over Dark Matter
June 6, 2011
A dark-matter experiment deep in the Soudan Underground Mine in Minnesota now has detected a seasonal signal variation similar to one an Italian experiment has been reporting for more than a decade. The new seasonal variation, recorded by the Coherent Germanium Neutrino Technology (CoGeNT) experiment, is exactly what theoreticians had predicted if dark matter turned out to be what physicists call weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs).
University of Chicago
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