Category Archives: AMS

Different Environment for Testing

Dialogos of Eide

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The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer Experiment )02

Credit: NASA/JSC, NASA During the 14-day mission, Endeavour delivered the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) and spare parts including two S-band communications antennas, a high-pressure gas tank and additional spare parts for Dextre. This was the 36th shuttle mission to the … Continue reading

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Oh My God Particles

“The soul is awestruck and shudders at the sight of the beautiful.” Plato Leon Max Lederman (born July 15, 1922) is an American experimental physicist and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate for his work with neutrinos. He is Director Emeritus … Continue reading

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Space Shuttle Endeavour

Space Shuttle Endeavour By recording the traces cosmic rays make as they pass through, the AMS might uncover a universe that is now invisible. Although Ting is hesitant to make predictions about what the instrument will find, he said the … Continue reading

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NASA’s Fermi Catches Thunderstorms Hurling Antimatter into Space

How thunderstorms launch particle beams into space Scientists using NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have detected beams of antimatter produced above thunderstorms on Earth, a phenomenon never seen before. Scientists think the antimatter particles were formed in a terrestrial gamma-ray … Continue reading

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The Compact Muon Solenoid……

Coordinates: 46°18′34″N 6°4′37″E / 46.30944°N 6.07694°E / 46.30944; 6.07694 Large Hadron Collider (LHC) LHC experiments ATLAS A Toroidal LHC Apparatus CMS Compact Muon Solenoid LHCb LHC-beauty ALICE A Large Ion Collider Experiment TOTEM Total Cross Section, Elastic Scattering and Diffraction … Continue reading

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Muon

The Moon‘s cosmic ray shadow, as seen in secondary muons generated by cosmic rays in the atmosphere, and detected 700 meters below ground, at the Soudan II detector. Composition: Elementary particle Particle statistics: Fermionic Group: Lepton Generation: Second Interaction: Gravity, … Continue reading

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Fermi Records Lighthouse Effect

John Keats talked of “unweaving the rainbow”, suggesting that Newton destroyed the beauty of nature by analysing light with a prism and splitting it into different colours. Keats was being a prat. Physicists also smile when we see rainbows, but … Continue reading

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Cosmic Origins Spectrograph in Hubble

Credit: NASA Instrument Overview COS is designed to study the large-scale structure of the universe and how galaxies, stars and planets formed and evolved. It will help determine how elements needed for life such as carbon and iron first formed … Continue reading

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Light House Keeper

Some will reconsider the effect that is portrayed here in terms of a mirror directed and reflects to one eyes, can cause an unsettling effect because of the focus of the beam. IN nature such a thing is an everyday … Continue reading

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