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AMS-02

Information gathering. Unlock Secrets of the Cosmos AMS-02 is a multipurpose magnetic spectrometer designed to measure elementary particles and nuclei to the TeV region. In the five years since its installation on the International Space Station, it has collected more … Continue reading

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Latest Results of AMS

View of the AMS detector on the International Space Station (Image credit: NASA)  (AMS) collaboration has today presented its latest results. These are based on the analysis of 41 billion particles detected with the space-based AMS detector aboard the International … Continue reading

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Video from Space : NASA’s OPAL

Published on Jun 5, 2014 The Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science will beam video via laser from the International Space Station back to Earth. Here is animation showing how the technology works, with an explanation from the OPALS mission manager, … Continue reading

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Gravitational Waves, as Quantum Flunctuations

“According to modern understanding, even if all matter could be removed from a volume, it would still not be “empty” due to vacuum fluctuations, dark energy, transiting gamma- and cosmic rays, neutrinos, along with other phenomena in quantum physics. In … Continue reading

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Gravity The Movie and the Expanse of Space

Went and saw the movie yesterday. I must say it had a crazy effect on me seeing the movie in 3d. It seem to capture some of my fears about having lost some constraint on how one is attach to … Continue reading

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CERN Courier: AMS-02 provides a precise measure of cosmic rays

Fig. 1. AMS, far left, was installed by NASA on the International Space Station on 19 May 2011, where it is the only major physical science experiment. It will operate there for the station’s lifetime of approximately 20 years. Image credit: NASA. … Continue reading

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DarkSide-50

Pictorial image showing, superimposed to an optical image, the spatial distributions of ordinary matter (pink) and the one assigned to dark matter (blue) estimated studying the merging of two clusters of galaxies (Bullet Cluster) The DarkSide collaboration is an international … Continue reading

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Recent results from the AMS experiment

http://cds.cern.ch/record/1537419/linkbacks/sendtrackback by Prof. Samuel Ting (Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (US)) Wednesday, April 3, 2013 from 17:00 to 18:00 (Europe/Zurich) at CERN ( 500-1-001 – Main Auditorium )  Cern Webcast See Also: Thank you Lubos Motl for the Update. 01 result … Continue reading

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What Will AMS-02 Reveal?

23% of the matter/energy balance of the universe is the form of dark matter, mysterious type of particles 6 times more abundant than normal matter which shape gravitationally all galaxies and dominates the evolution of the visible universe.Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer … Continue reading

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Cosmic Particle Creation

The husks of exploded stars produce some of the fastest particles in the cosmos. New findings by NASA’s Fermi show that two supernova remnants accelerate protons to near the speed of light. The protons interact with nearby interstellar gas clouds, … Continue reading

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