|Posted on Jun 07, 2011 09:59:48 AM | John Entwistle | |||
On day 4 of the STS-134 mission, the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-2, or AMS, was installed successfully on the outside of the International Space Station. Mission Specialists Andrew Feustel and Roberto Vittori used the space shuttle’s robotic arm to extract it from Endeavour's payload bay. The AMS will search for clues about the origin of dark matter and the existence of antimatter and other unusual matter.
This story is an exciting update directly relating to NASA Now: Search for Antimatter. In this program, Trent Martin, project manager for the AMS experiment at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, explains how NASA is trying to answer one of the fundamental questions in modern physics: "What happened to the primordial antimatter?"
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