SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — A team of scientists that included a UC Berkeley phycisist have come up empty-handed in their latest effort to find elusive dark matter, the plentiful stuff that helps galaxies like ours form.
For three years scientists have been looking for dark matter nearly a mile underground in a former gold mine in South Dakota.READ MORE: Hayward Woman Killed in Horrific Brentwood Crash
The group announced Thursday that despite sensitive equipment working better than expected, they couldn’t find the invisible particles that make up four-fifths of the universe’s matter.READ MORE: 3 Suspects Arrested by Antioch Police in Connection with Concord Carjacking
UC Berkeley physicist Daniel McKinsey says the team was both proud of the work and disappointed.
The $10 million mine project, called Large Underground Xenon experiment or LUX, was one of three places looking for dark matter, along with the International Space Station and Europe’s Large Hadron Collider.MORE NEWS: Brazen Thieves Caught On Video Ripping Off Deer Valley High Camera Equipment
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