Dark Matter hunt: LUX experiment reaches critical phase

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The quest to find the most mysterious particles in the Universe is entering a critical phase, scientists say. An experiment located in the bottom of a gold mine in South Dakota, US, could offer the best chance yet of detecting dark matter. Scientists believe this substance makes up more than a quarter of the cosmos, yet no-one has ever seen it directly. Early results from this detector, which is called LUX, confirmed it was the most powerful experiment of its kind. In the coming weeks, it will begin a 300-day-long run that could provide the first direct evidence of these enigmatic particles. More... BBC News.

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