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What is a muon? Muons are one of the fundamental particles of the universe. They're similar to electrons, but 207 times heavier. They may also help reveal new physics beyond the Standard Model. Find out more in the latest DOE Explains: energy.gov/science/doe-explain

More from Wikipedia: en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muon

Muon g-2 Experiment at Fermilab Finds Hint of New Particles

quantamagazine.org/muon-g-2-ex

Elementary particles crackle with the energy of “virtual” particles that constantly pop into and out of existence. Fermilab’s Muon g-2 experiment has found strong evidence that the Standard Model of particle physics can’t fully account for what’s going on.

First results from Fermilab’s Muon g-2 experiment strengthen evidence of new physics!

news.fnal.gov/2021/04/first-re

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muon_g

Photo: The g−2 storage-ring magnet at Fermilab, which was originally designed for the Brookhaven g−2 experiment. The geometry allows for a very uniform magnetic field to be established in the ring.

How the Fermi Paradox attempts to settle the issue of our apparent aloneness in the universe.

astronomy.com/news/2018/05/tab

Photo: Enrico Fermi, ca. 1950. His conversational question about the apparent lack of extraterrestrial life  — "Where are they?"—has sparked debate ever since.

Physics as we know it is elegant and exquisitely accurate. It tells almost nothing about the deepest riddles of the universe.

aeon.co/essays/we-are-at-a-cro

Most people think of astronomy as a nighttime activity, but there’s a whole lot of fascinating celestial objects and phenomena that can only be observed in the bright light of day.

youtu.be/vxzSAQgcX50

touchdown confirmed! Its 293 million mile (471 million km) journey aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover ended with the final drop of 4 inches (10 cm) from the rover's belly to the surface of Mars today. Next milestone? Survive the night.

mars.nasa.gov/technology/helic

Scientists can already recreate sophisticated visual scenes from people's brain activity. Will our thoughts, beliefs and memories ever be accessible?

Three visions of the future, inspired by neuroscience’s past and present.

sciencenews.org/article/brain-

‘Time is elastic’: Why time passes faster atop a mountain than at sea level.

The idea of 'absolute time' is an illusion. Physics and subjective experience reveal why.

bigthink.com/surprising-scienc

Math doesn't suck. It is one of humanity's greatest and most mysterious journeys.

How math predicts life on Earth and the universe beyond.

bigthink.com/videos/beauty-of-

Are scientists one step closer to detecting dark matter? Authors of this theory studied the ripples in space, and suggest dark matter might be made up of primordial black holes.

livescience.com/dark-matter-ma

CERN data on ‘beauty quarks’ behaviour may rewrite physics as we know it.

trtworld.com/life/cern-data-on

Photo: A view of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, near Geneva, Switzerland.

Something to look forward to.

New Scientist’s Online Event: Making sense of quantum theory with Carlo Rovelli.

This online event will start at 18.00 BST/13:00 EDT on Thursday April 1, 2021 and will last for approximately one hour.

newscientist.com/science-event

Quantum weirdness isn’t weird – if we accept objects don’t exist.

We can grasp the truth about the quantum world, says physicist Carlo Rovelli – as long as we abandon our most cherished assumption about what’s real and what’s not.

newscientist.com/article/mg249

Artificial life made in lab can grow and divide like natural bacteria.

newscientist.com/article/22728

Photo: Some of the first synthetic Mycoplasma bacteria produced by Craig Venter and his colleagues.

How do astronomers determine if asteroids or comets arrive from other stars?

astronomy.com/magazine/ask-ast

Photo: Comets and asteroids in our solar system orbit the Sun with closed elliptical orbits. But objects that come from other star systems have open-ended, hyperbolic orbits. This means they not only originated elsewhere, but also are traveling too fast for the Sun to capture them, so they’ll eventually escape back into interstellar space.

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