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Dark matter not found in 1st results from powerful detector

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Dark matter not found in 1st results from powerful detector

The first results from the most sensitive dark-matter detector ever built shows the equipment did not find any conclusive evidence of the substance, scientists announced Wednesday.

The LUX detector is buried one mile beneath the ground in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Scientists think that dark matter makes up the majority of matter in the universe, but it cannot be seen or touched.

Photo: An artist’s illustration showing the view from inside the Large Underground Xenon (LUX) dark matter detector buried deep below the Black Hills of South Dakota. (Matthew Kapust/South Dakota Science and Technology Authority)

[source: space.com]

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