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5th Dimension Found!

from Sploid

Scientists may have already found the first solid evidence of other dimensions coexisting with our own reality.

Working with a neutrino detector machine at the South Pole, early results "show that ghostlike particles from space could serve as probes to a world beyond our familiar three dimensions," the research team announced.

Neutrinos are elusive particles much like electrons - but they're tinier and have hardly any interaction with other objects.

"They are among the most abundant particles in the universe," the researchers said. "Untold billions pass through our bodies every second."

Yet only a few neutrinos have ever been detected. The bizarre little particles seem to exist in another dimension or multiple parallel dimensions.

Some of the newest and craziest scientific concepts - string theory, supersymmetry and the hypothetical Theory of Everything - say that extra dimensions aren't just possible but are required to explain whatever can't be explained by the Theory of Relativity or existing quantum mechanics.

The bold young researchers from Northeastern University and the University of California at Irvine are now working with a much bigger and more powerful machine called "IceCube."

This gigantic device is a full cubic kilometer in size, big enough to hold the Superdome and tall enough to fit the World Trade Centers. But the high-tech observatory is actually built in the clear ice underneath the South Pole research station.

On Tuesday, February 21, the science show NOVA will feature the work of the neutrino chasers and their massive new ice telescope in an episode called "The Ghost Particle."


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