Physicists Launch Final, All-Out Hunt for WIMPs

Physicists Launch Final, All-Out Hunt for WIMPs
AP Photo/Courtesy Sanford Lab, Matt Kapust

Physicists are hatching a plan to give a popular but elusive dark-matter candidate a last chance to reveal itself. For decades, physicists have hypothesized that weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) are the strongest candidate for dark matter — the mysterious substance that makes up 85% of the Universe's mass.

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