Scientists reporting from the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland say they have discovered a new particle consistent with the Higgs Boson. The particle has been the subject of a 45 year hunt to explain how matter attains its mass. Both of the Higgs Boson-hunting experiments at the Large Hadron Collider see a level of certainty in their data worthy of a "discovery."
Although more work will be needed to be certain that what they see is a Higgs, one commentator has described what's been going on this morning in Geneva as "this generation's moon landing moment." Jason Palmer is a science reporter for our partner the BBC.