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New VERITAS Telescope Array May Help Find 'Dark Matter'


April 30, 2007

Photo of four telescope in VERITAS array Scientists in the Northern Hemisphere have opened a new window on the universe, allowing them to explore and understand the cosmos at a much higher level of precision than was previously available. Think of it as acquiring a new pair of glasses that allow you to see more clearly. These new "glasses" are VERITAS (the Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System), a major, new, ground-based gamma-ray observatory, designed to provide an in-depth examination of the universe. Full Story

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Argonne National Laboratory

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