Question: Are there any unknown elements on other planets we know of and do you know the name or to be names of any and do you know anything about the mystical god particle Sorry for the long question thanks

  1. Dear Awesomaster; There are so many planets out there and asking about unknown elements? If I can answer your question, it is not unknown, is it?

    So I will move on to the next question, the mystical god pafticle. It is very difficult question of modern physics. Recently I read a book about this ‘God Particle’ but hard to understand. I searched internet to answer your question and some parts are quoted here. It is from ‘’.

    ‘The “God Particle” is the nickname of a subatomic particle called the Higgs boson. It says that different subatomic particles are responsible for giving matter different properties. Some particles, like protons and neutrons, have mass but photon, do not. The Higgs boson, or “God particle,” is believed to be the particle which gives mass to matter.

    One of the most important, but least understood aspects of matter is mass. Science is not entirely sure why some particles seem mass-less, like photons, and others are “massive.” The standard model predicts that there is an elementary particle, the Higgs boson, which would produce the effect of mass. Confirmation of the Higgs boson would be a major milestone in our understanding of physics.’


  2. very good question!

    Technically, if it’s unknown, we don’t know about it! But….I think we are likely to discover more new elements now that we have the Mars exploration going on. Over the past 250 years, about 100 new elements have been discovered! But it can take years before we discover another element!

    I think the last 2 particles that were discovered have been name 114 and 116. They’re probably waiting for a fancy name that all scientists agree with…..

    The ‘god particle’ is also named the Higgs particle (or Higgs boson), named after Peter Higgs who came up with the idea of this particle in 1964 (they hadn’t found it yet, just thought about it!)

    I think the media came up with the name ‘god particle’ but it actually has absolutely nothing to do with God or religion. So Peter Higgs came up with the idea of this particle, because it would explain a few things, even though the actual particle hadn’t been found yet!

    It wasn’t until mid this year (you probably heard about it on the news) that they discovered a particle that behaved very similar to what Peter Higgs thought his proposed particle would be like.

    What the particle exactly does and why it is so important, I can’t really tell you because I don’t understand it myself. It’s all lots of physics, which I have never been good at. But maybe some of the other scientists or your teacher could explain it?