Recently, a steam of scientists has discovered that the universe should not even exist. This is extremely shocking, especially considering the fact that, as everyone knows and feels, we do exist. So, what actually happened? Well, the details behind this amazing discovery are indeed fascinating and should make people ask a lot of questions about the nature of reality as we know it. The project called The Majorana Demonstrator is what eventually made experts ask some questions. It all began when they place 65 pounds of germanium, a rare isotope, a mile underground, in an abandoned mine and South Dakota.
The next step was to cool down this isotope at extremely low temperatures. The bottom line is that the Majorana Demonstrator could help us crack the mystery of our existence and establish whether or not the Standard Model of physics is correct. According to the Standard Model, all matter in the universe has an equal amount of antimatter. The problem is that antimatter is yet to be discovered. This is why experts have turned to neutrinos for help. They are created when an atom decays and can pass through an entire planet without slowing down.
The mystery of antimatter
This is the reason why scientists think that neutrinos might actually be their own antimatter article. The next step is to prove that this is indeed the case. Should that be done, our understanding of physics could be forever changed. Neutrinos are extremely important because they are all over the world as one of the essential ingredients of the universe. This is why experts think that they could be the key to understanding the nature of our existence.
It is still a mystery why these massless particles exist in the first place. The Majorana Demonstrator project could finally provide an answer to this riddle that has been bugging scientists since the beginning of time.
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