Sunday, May 17, 2015

Universe Has Disproportionately Left Handed Magnetic Fields

Science Daily reports a new study finding that the universe has disproportionately left handed magnetic fields, rather than equal numbers of left handed and right handed magnetic fields, based upon observations of cosmic gamma rays reaching Earth.  The finding could provide a foundation for understanding the matter-antimatter disparity in the universe.

This isn't the first time that a left handed-right handed disparity has been observed in the universe.  Another is found in the Standard Model of Particle Physics, in which the weak force acts only on left handed particles and right handed antiparticles.

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