May 11

AMS: ready to discover the particle universe

Source: ESAPortal

AMS-02 instrument being installed to the ISS. Image credit: NASA.

The largest and most complex scientific instrument yet to be fitted to the International Space Station was installed today. Taken into space by the Space Shuttle, the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer will sift ten thousand cosmic-ray hits every minute, looking for nature’s best-kept particle secrets. (read more)

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