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2013-04-03 12:38:48

NASA will hold a news conference at 1:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 3, to discuss the first results of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) experiment. AMS is a state-of-the-art cosmic ray particle physics detector located on the exterior of the International Space Station. The briefing will be held in the James E. Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters at 300 E St. SW in Washington. It will be broadcast live on NASA Television and streamed on the agency's website. The participants...

Particle Physics Mission Celebrates One Year In Space
2012-07-25 13:54:01

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Physicists around the world are celebrating the one year anniversary of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS). The final crew aboard space shuttle Endeavour brought AMS to the International Space Station (ISS) during the STS-134 mission last year. Since being installed on the orbiting lab, the particle physics experiment module has collected about 17 billion cosmic ray events. "The AMS detector has so far achieved everything we...

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2011-05-19 09:05:00

After successfully docking with the International Space Station, the Endeavour and station crews wasted no time getting down to business installing a $2 billion cosmic ray detector with the goal of scanning the invisible universe for years to come. Mission Specialists Andrew Feustel and Roberto Vittori used the space shuttle's robotic arm to extract the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-2 (AMS) from Endeavour's payload bay and placed it onto the framework on the starboard side of the station....

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2010-10-26 10:57:45

The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-2 (AMS) destined for the International Space Station already is collecting cosmic ray signatures, even as it sits in a work stand at the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, said Prof. Samuel Ting, the principal investigator for the program. It "Ëœs not making any grand discoveries yet, since the particles it is picking up were stripped of some of their qualities when they passed through Earth's atmosphere. But...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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