Astronomers Try Out String Theory Using NASA’s X-ray Telescope

Astronomers Try Out String Theory Using NASA’s X-ray Telescope

Astronomers have examined the Perseus cosmic system cluster looking for an undetected molecule that would assist with supporting string theory.

String theory is the possibility that every single known power, particles and interactions can be associated through a single system to comprehend the physical universe. A group of space experts using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory contemplated galaxy clusters— the biggest structures are known to mankind held together by gravity — for indications of an ultra-low-mass molecule called an axion, which numerous models of string theory anticipate should exist.

Axion particles are accepted to have inconceivably low masses, possibly going from a millionth of the mass of an electron down to zero mass. The group additionally searched for indications of “axion-like particles,” which are a more extensive class of ultra-low-mass particles with comparable properties to axions, as per the announcement.

Also, these ultra-low-mass particles may once in a while convert into photons — the particles that makeup light — when they go through attractive fields. Thus, photons may also change over into axions under specific conditions. The two situations rely upon the mass of the particles and how effectively they can make the change, otherwise called convertibility, as indicated by the announcement.

As a component of this new investigation, astronomers using the Chandra space telescope contemplated the range of X-ray outflows delivered by material falling towards the supermassive dark opening at the center of the Perseus galaxy cluster.

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