In case you guys missed it, here's a brief introduction to the whole Higgs Boson Particle affaire, found yesterday. Now let's not get excited, this is only the beggining. There is some serious testing ahead, tons of statistics to be done, books to be filled with numbers before we can confirm that the Standar Theory (in which today's whole idea of how matter became to being, leading to formation of the Universe, the planets and Life itself was able to thrive) is the explanation of how did it all started.
Scientists have hailed the "momentous" discovery of what appears to be the "God particle" that gives matter mass and holds the fabric of the universe together.
Retired British physicist Peter Higgs, after whom the Higgs boson was named, has congratulated the teams at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the atom smashing machine near Geneva, after they said they had found a new sub-atomic particle "consistent" with the bosun.
The results are preliminary and more work is needed before the scientists can be sure of what "species" of particle they have captured.
But observations carried out so far show it looks and acts like the long-sought particle that has eluded them for 50 years.
Finding the Higgs is vital to the Standard Model, the theory that describes the web of particles, forces and interactions that make up the universe.
Without the Higgs boson to give matter mass and weight, there could be no Standard Model universe.