A study has revealed that China’s satellite has detected cosmic ray energy readings which could help in bringing the existence of dark matter closer.
The Chinese satellite was identified as Dark Matter Particle Explorer, or DAMPE which was launched in the year 2015, to research more about the dark matter.
The satellite is also known as Wukong, or Monkey King which was measured as 3.5 billion cosmic ray particles with the highest energy up to 100 tera-electron-volts, which also includes 20 million electrons and positrons.
Bai Chunli, president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences said in a statement, “This new unseen phenomenon can bring breakthroughs”.
It was believed that the scientists have calculated the normal matter such as stars, trees, galaxies, atoms for about 5 percent of the universe.
It was further added, “After collecting more data, if we can identify it is a dark matter for sure then that is very significant. And if not, it is even more significant because they would be fresh new particles that no one had predicted before”.
On the other hand, approximately 26.8 percent of the universe is measured as dark matter and other 68.3 percent as dark energy.