Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs Setting & Symbolism

Lisa Randall
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Hadron Super-Collider

The Hadron Super-Collider is a huge circular particle accelerator built in Switzerland and financed by a number of European countries. One of its purposes is to smash particles into other particles at the speed of light to see what results. Some scientists have theorized that elusive subatomic particles created by these collisions could be evidence of multi-dimensional effects that could only result from particles zooming in and out of those multiple dimensions.

There is also the possibility that the Hadron Super-Collider could answer questions about the nature of dark matter and its role in the universe. The Collider established the existence of the so-called Higgs Boson, another theoretical subatomic particle that helps to fill in the picture of overlapping periodicity.

Milky Way galaxy

The Milky Way galaxy ("our" galaxy) is a disk-shaped aggregation of stars (suns), some with orbiting planets. As far as galaxies go, it...

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