Universe  ID: 10955

WIMPs—Weakly Interacting Massive Particles

Weakly Interacting Massive Particles, or WIMPs, represent one hypothesized class of particles to explain dark matter.They neither absorb nor emit light and don't interact strongly with other particles. But when they encounter each other, they annihilate and make gamma rays.

 

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Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Lead Animator
Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Producer
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G2012-036 -- Dark Matter Limits

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SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Particle Physics
SVS >> Dark Matter
NASA Science >> Universe