NASA antimatter probe is scheduled for launch in April

03/17/2011 | Space.com

Space shuttle Endeavour's final mission next month will carry a futuristic detection instrument that scientists hope will unlock some of the mysteries of the universe. More than 600 physicists from 16 countries helped build the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, which cost $1.5 billion and took 16 years to complete. The AMS will be tasked with searching for energy traces called cosmic rays, as well as antimatter and "dark matter."

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