Washington, July 20 (ANI): An extremely rare event in physics has been recorded precisely for the first time, which adds to our assumption of how the universe came into being.
Two scientific teams at the European Center for Nuclear Research, or CERN, said that they measured a particle called "Bs" decaying into a pair of muons, a fundamental particle, Fox News reported.
Pierluigi Campana, who leads one of the two teams involved in the research, called the results an important development that helps confirm the so-called standard model of particle physics.
Campana said the standard model is "coming through with flying colors," though it describes only 5 percent of the universe.
Only a few Bs particles per billion decay into pairs of muons, the new research shows, and the experimental results are in line with what was predicted under the standard model.
Researchers have been looking for this particular rare decay for long time.
It was observed as part of the reams of data coming from CERN's 10-billion-dollar Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest atom smasher, on the Swiss-French border near Geneva.
Joe Incandela, leader of the second team involved in the research, said that this is a process that particle physicists have been trying to find for 25 years. (ANI)