“Condensates of d-stars are a feasible new candidate for dark matter,” says Professor Daniel Watts of the University of York. He might be right. At this point, any theory on the dark matter could prove to be correct.
Just like the brain in medicine, with its grey matter, is the most significant medical mystery, space’s dark matter is even a bigger one. It’s a matter of nuances: grey means that the mystery is not so dark. But dark matter is what it is: something dank and impossible to be seen. So, why not explore the possibility for a d-star hexaquark to be the particle that explains the dark matter.
Professor Daniel Watts is optimistic that it might. So, who are we to judge? We should first understand what a d-star hexaquark is. And that sure isn’t an easy one.
So, what is a d-star hexaquark?
In particle physics, hexaquarks are a large family of hypothetical particles, each particle consisting of six quarks or antiquarks of any flavors. A quark is a type of elementary particle and a fundamental constituent of matter. Antiquark is the antiparticle of the quark. The flavor here, in particle physics, refers to the species of an elementary particle.
There are six flavors of quarks. Did you get it so far? They are hypothetical anyway, so, just think particle. D-star has something to do with the design.
These particles might explain dark matter
They appeared when the Big Bang happened. And they were numerous, and they became the fifth state of matter, known as Bose-Einstein condensate. So, they are hypothetically bosons. They obey a law named Bose-Einstein condensate, which is a state of matter, the fifth of them. A BEC is formed by cooling a gas of extremely low density, about one-hundred-thousandth (1/100,000) the density of normal air, to ultra-low temperatures.
So, this hypothetical boson might be the particle that explains the theoretical dark matter. The grey matter might feel a little restrained in understanding this. “This new result is particularly exciting since it doesn’t require any concepts that are new to physics,” said professor Daniel Watts. Easy for him to feel excited.