ScienceCasts: A Whiff of Dark Matter on the ISS

ScienceAtNASAReport

Published on Apr 12, 2013

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An advanced particle detector onboard the International Space Station may have recorded its first whiff of Dark Matter. Researchers are excited about the possibility of finally understanding what this mysterious substance is made of.

 

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First Light for AMS on This Week @ NASA…

NASAtelevisionReport

Published on Apr 5, 2013

Researchers have published the first findings of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), a particle physics detector on the International Space Station that searches for various types of unusual cosmic matter. Scientists hope that by measuring cosmic rays, AMS will provide new data about the formation of the Universe, antimatter, and evidence of the mysterious dark matter believed to make up most of the Universe. Also, MATERIALS IN SPACE, OBSERVING EARTH, FARTHEST SUPERNOVA YET, BLOWING IN THE WIND, EARTH MONTH 2013 and more!

 

Space Station Instrument Finds Excess Antimatter

NASAtelevisionReport

Published on Apr 4, 2013

The first results from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer aboard the International Space Station were discussed during a Press Briefing at NASA Headquarters. Those results confirm an unexplained excess of high-energy positrons in Earth-bound cosmic rays. Antimatter is rare in the universe today. Because Earth receives a limited amount of energetic antimatter, antiparticles serve as unique messengers of high-energy phenomena in the cosmos, or signatures of exotic new physics.