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  How does Higgs field relate to Aether theories?

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I am an amateur learning about the Higgs because I was interested in what the LHC's purpose is.

I read that s a particle passes through space, it is actually passing through a Higgs field and there are little Higgs particles that accumulate on the moving particle, which is where mass and momentum come from.

But that's where my main question comes from:

This all sounds similar to a "medium"; and mediums usually impart resistance on particles moving through them so the particles would slow down even in space. As far as I know, this is the reason why aether/ether theories don't work.

Please let me know.

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Closed as per community consensus as the post is Popular science is off-topic.
asked Apr 21, 2012 in Closed Questions by Lakey (-10 points) [ no revision ]
retagged Apr 19, 2014 by dimension10
Hi Lakey and hanks for asking. However, this site is for research-level questions only - see [our FAQ](http://theoreticalphysics.stackexchange.com/faq). I am moving it to physics.SE.

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