POSTED: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 7:30am
UPDATED: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 7:34am
NBC News — It could be the discovery of our lifetime, scientists say they are pretty sure they have found the elusive so-called god particle. Scientists at the world's biggest atom smasher say they have discovered a new particle that is consistent with the long-sought after Higgs Boson.
The Higgs Boson is believed to give all matter in the universe size and shape. Despite the finding, scientists are not saying that the new particle is indeed the tiny and elusive "god particle", they are only saying that the new particle is "consistent with a Higgs Boson." It's existence was predicted decades ago to help explain how the universe works.