on the hunt for dark matter

In case you missed it, here is a spot of cool science news.

The AMS02 – “alpha magnetic spectrometer” launched on board the space shuttle discovery mission STS-134. Among its many lofty goals once operational on the ISS are answers to mysteries around dark matter, dark energy and cosmic rays. Such science could reshape what we think we know about how galaxies form and the big bang theory itself. Furthermore, the cosmic ray data collected will be critical to any future manned flights to Mars.

Here are links to more info, including this youtube spot from ESA about the mission.

http://www.ams02.org/

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