Don't expect your kids to be learning about the neutral Xi_b^star baryon in their science books anytime soon. The particle is very rare, and can only exist on earth inside the Hadron Collider, or occasionally in space. Lourenco said to TPM, “It might get produced once in a while, when a high-energy cosmic ray collides with the moon, for instance."
The new discovery certainly isn't as sexy as the long sought-after Higgs Boson, the holy grail of particle discoveries (just don't call it the 'God particle') that scientists at CERN hope to finally nail down by the end of the year. The search for the Higgs Boson is the Large Hadron Collider's most high-profile goal. The neutral Xi_b^star baryon still justifies some celebration for the scientists, though. “It also justifies opening a bottle of champagne, if you need a justification for that,” Lourenco said to TPM. Cheers! Via Atlantic Wire