A new clue regarding dark matter?

Axions were originally proposed to explain an anomaly in a different area of physics — the theory of the strong nuclear force, one of the four fundamental forces of nature. These uncharged, very light particles would be created in the Sun’s core and would barely interact with ordinary matter, which would allow them to zip through thousands of kilometres of solar plasma and escape into outer space. But the axions would interact with magnetic fields such as the one that surrounds Earth, and turn into X-ray photons. Those photons are the particles the researchers say they may have seen.


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