Pic story: Scientists dedicated to China's dark matter detection satellite

Source: Xinhua| 2017-12-01 17:39:33|Editor: Lu Hui
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A scientist records at the Purple Mountain Observatory (PMO) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, Nov. 2, 2017. China's dark matter detection satellite, "Wukong" (Monkey King), has demonstrated it's the most powerful space probe for high-energy cosmic rays. It has the highest energy resolution and particle identification ability, perfect for searching for traces of the annihilation or decay of dark matter particles, scientists say. The initial detection results were published in the latest issue of the academic journal, Nature. Wukong, or the Dark Matter Particle Explorer (DAMPE), was launched in December 2015. It is helping scientists lift the "cloak of invisibility" from dark matter. (Xinhua/Ji Chunpeng) 

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