In an artist\'s conception, a Higgs boson erupts from a collision of protons.
Illustration by Moonrunner Design Ltd., National Geographic
With 99% certainty, the Higgs Particle discovery is a major scientific breakthrough. It helps explain why some objects have mass in the universe and why others do not. The mass is created by a "Higgs field" and without it, it would mean life would not exist in the way we know it. The Higgs Particle is also commonly referred to as "The God Particle".
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