Universe-infancy study advances anew with the discovery of a subatomic particle decay

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Annihilation Fountain in Milky Way
An "annihilation fountain" has been discovered spurting up from the centre of the Milky Way, astronomers at a symposium in Williamsburg, VA said April 28. The fountain, which may be evidence of a region of exploding stars or the winds around a black hole, is made up of the hot gas that results when bits of matter and anti-matter meet and destroy each other, the scientists said. This graphic model contours of annihilation radiation from the fountain overlaid on an optical image of our galaxy. There is no visual evidence for a fountain of hot gas near the centre of our galaxy due to the large amounts of gas and dust which obscure our view in that direction. Reuters

A groundbreaking discovery from a team of international physicists and a Plymouth University academic is poised to challenge the Big Bang theory, which remains the most important and heavily-relied-on theory on the universe’s origin.

Scientists revealed that their discovery of a new calculation technique, while studying the putrefaction of subatomic particle Kaons, challenges early experimental and theoretical values that have been the basis of most astrophysicists on determining the infancy stage of the universe. With this, a lot of fundamental principles of physics could be dramatically altered and a great deal of the “matter-antimatter imbalance conundrum” could be solved.

"Physicists have been waiting for more than 40 years for this kind of breakthrough. It sounds strange, but we're looking for this theoretical computation not to match the experimental results, as that will mean there's more to the behaviour of these particles than we have ever understood," said Dr. Nicolas Garron, a research fellow at the Centre of Mathematical Sciences. "The calculation is ongoing with an accuracy that is increasing rapidly, leaving the possibility that evidence of new phenomena, not described by our theory, may yet be uncovered.”

The calculation of kaons decay, which is done on multiple supercomputers and could have taken 200 million core processing hours on a regular portable computer, showed that there is a significant asymmetry between matter and antimatter. This could also explain the dominance of regular matter particles over its negative counterparts.

"This is an especially important place to compare with the Standard Model because the small size of this effect increases the chance that other, new phenomena may become visible," said Robert Mawhinney of Columbia University.

Currently, the new calculations, which was first published in the Nov 20 issue of the Physical Review Letters, shares no radical difference from existing theories revealed in CP violation. Scientists claim that their fine-tuned technique and calculations could enhance the antimatter-matter formula multiple times. The resulting experimental values can revise existing theories on the universe’s early stages, which would lead to a massive revising of books written on physics, or on science at large.

“This leaves open the possibility that evidence for new phenomena, not described by the Standard Model, may yet be uncovered,” commented Peter Boyle of the University of Edinburgh, emphasising that the new calculation is one big leap from the last discovery on the particular subject.

It also helps that antimatters are no longer just a theory proven on mathematical equations formulated by Nobel laureate Paul Dirac in the late ‘20s. This year, 2015, another groundbreaking invention from tech innovator firm Thunder Energies Corporation ( OTCQB: TNRG ) has shaken the astronomy realm anew with its unveiling of the Santilli Telescope . The telescope, which is named after its inventor Ruggero Maria Santilli, is the first and only optical instrument on the market that could detect, capture, and record antimatter particles and galaxies.

These two discoveries, alongside others focused on universe-infancy research, are speeding up not only humans’ quest for having a complete grasp of the whole space’s real nature, but also our search for other life outside Earth. 

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