They call it the "God particle." It's a subatomic particle known in the scientific community as the Higgs Boson, which could be the key to understanding how the universe was formed.
Just a few hours ago in Geneva, scientists from the European Center for Particle Physics made a stunning announcement that this tiny particle, whose existence has been nothing more than a theory, could in fact be real.
This morning on "Early Start," Bill Nye "The Science Guy" explains what the Higgs Boson particle is, and why its discovery is so important.
"It may mean we would be able to unlock limitless energy, let me just put it that way," Nye says of the monumental discovery. "It may be we would understand the next secret of the universe. That we would know - we would be another step closer to knowing where we came from. We'd be another step closer to understanding the universe itself, which is ultimately quite a mystery to us."