Searching for sparticles

It takes a huge amount of energy to make sparticles, but it's possible that they'll be produced in the high-energy collisions in the LHC.

Meanwhile, there are other ways to investigate dark matter. We can't see it, but it still has gravity. Scientists can look at how the gravitational pull of dark matter affects things around it - so they have been able to produce 3D dark-matter 'maps' for our local region of space.
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Dark matter, shown above, is thought to act as a scaffold for ordinary matter.
Dark matter, shown above, is thought to act as a scaffold for ordinary matter.
Image: NASA, ESA, R. Massey
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