The God Particle

There was much ado about the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) last year. Last week the LHC was back in the news as the announcement was made that it would remain online through the winter months rather than shutting down.

This decision was made to hopefully allow the scientists to continue conducting research they hope will lead to the discovery of the Higgs boson, which deemed “the God particle.” This particle is believed to be what gives all of matter its mass. However, scientists really do not know a lot about this particle in the way of hard, factual evidence. That is what they are hoping to accomplish with the LHC.

What interests me about this story is that as much as we know about our world and our universe today, we still do not fully understand how something as simple as mass exists.
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