Thursday, July 26, 2012

Search for Anti-Matter on Space Station

Anti-matter universe sought by space-based detector

The International Space Station (ISS) is pictured on a computer monitor at the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) Payload Operations and Command Center (POCC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Meyrin near Geneva July 25, 2012. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud
The International Space Station (ISS) is pictured on a computer monitor at the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) Payload Operations and Command Center (POCC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Meyrin near Geneva July 25, 2012.
Credit: Reuters/Valentin Flauraud
GENEVA | Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:35am IST
(Reuters) - A seven metric ton particle detector parked for over a year on the International Space Station (ISS) aims to establish whether there is an unseen "dark universe" woven into the cosmos, the scientist leading the project said on Wednesday.
And the detector, the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer or AMS, has already broken all records in registering some 17 billion cosmic rays and storing data on them for analysis, Nobel physics laureate Samuel Ting told a news conference.

MORE: http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/07/25/us-science-cern-universe-idINBRE86O1JQ20120725

Source: Reuters

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