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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Chang Jin (C), chief scientist of the Dark Matter Particle Explorer (DAMPE), and his colleagues Fan Yizhong (L) and Wujian pose for a group photo in front of the latest findings by China's DAMPE Satellite, "Wukong" (Monkey King), at the Purple Mountain Observatory under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Nanjing, capital of China, Nov. 2, 2017. "Wukong" 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 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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