NASA antimatter probe is scheduled for launch in April

03/17/2011 |

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."

View Full Article in:

Published in Brief: