LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ)

LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ):

As of today, the most sensitive dark matter detector experiment in the world is LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) in South Dakota in the U.S.

  • Many physicists strongly believe that the entire visible part of the universe forms only 5% of all matter in it.
  • They believe the rest is made up of dark matter and dark energy.
  • Dark matter is made up of particles that do not have a charge. So, these particles are “dark”, namely because they do not emit light, which is an electromagnetic phenomenon, and “matter” because they possess mass like normal matter and interact through gravity.
  • There is strong indirect evidence for dark matter, and this evidence is reflected at various levels (or distance scales, as physicists would explain).

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