In the vast Universe, there is a sort of cosmic radiations that are tiny and very damaging, and can even cut through your DNA, breaking the nucleotides and causing a lot of damage to humans, Advocator reports. These are the so-called OMG particles, mostly electrons, protons, helium or even iron nuclei, traveling through space at almost the speed of light with huge kinetic energy.
OMG particles are threatening human health
These damaging particles are practically tearing the DNA nucleotides apart, and that may lead to cancer due to the unmanageable cell multiplication errors they trigger.
Besides, once a year per square kilometer, these super-fast, electrically-charged OMG particles crash into nitrogen or oxygen particles, generating lethal energy.
An Oh-My-God particle is 10 million times more potent than anything scientists can generate
In 1991, when the scientists noticed the existence of this fast, high-energy type of cosmic radiations, they quickly nicknamed them OMG particles because they never saw something similar before, stunned by the new finding.
OMG particles, therefore, are super-fast, as they can travel at almost the speed of light, more specifically at about 99.99999999999999999999951 percent of the speed of light. To that, add the fact that they possess substantial kinetic energy, as much as a thrown baseball, scaled down to the size of a proton, and the outcome is a series of particles that are 10 million times more potent than anything scientists can generate with a particle collider.
Where the OMG particles originate from?
After the first observations, the researchers thought these particles are coming from the Centaurus A, an active galactic core found at about 16 million light years away from us.
But new studies revealed that the OMG particles might come from more sources than the scientists believed, initially. Accordingly, the Seyfert galaxies or the massive gamma-ray bursts might emit these particles, too, but no one knows for sure yet.