Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer zeroes in on dark matter - Embedded.com

Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer zeroes in on dark matter

Inside the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), which is searching the sky for cosmic rays:

  • Transition radiation detector
  • Silicon trackers
  • Permanent magnet
  • Time-of-flight counters
  • Star trackers
  • Cerenkov detector
  • Electromagnetic calorimeter
  • Anti-coincidence counter

See BBC science correspondent Jonathan Amos's description of AMS and how it may have detected dark matter. Read “Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer zeroes in on dark matter” on BBC.

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