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# The shocking source of all mass It’s Not What you Think

The shocking source of all mass It’s Not What you Think

What is Mass? And Where Does it come from? It’s source is going to blow you away! It’s (mostly) NOT from the Higgs Field.

We tend to think of mass as weight? So for example, you might weigh a 150 lbs. An elephant might weigh 12,000 lbs. But On the moon you would weigh 25 lbs, and the elephant would weigh only 2000 lbs. So is your mass 25 lbs or 150 lbs – neither. You weight is not your mass.

The force of gravity acting on your mass is what gives you weight.

Your mass is the amount of stuff that your body is made of. It’s your body’s resistance to motion or a measurement of the number of atoms you are composed of. If you counted up the mass of all the atoms in your body, that’s what your mass would be.

Ok, but where does the mass of the atom come from?

You might think that I am going to reference the so called God particle or the Higgs Boson as the particle that gives all fundamental particles mass. The Higgs field is only partly responsible for mass – in fact, only about 2 % of the mass of the universe is directly due to the Higgs field.

Where does the other 98% come from?