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Iowa State Astrophysicists Provide the Eyes for New Gamma Ray Telescope System

April 19, 2007

VERITAS camera built by Iowa State University Iowa State University researchers built the four cameras for the VERITAS telescope system in Arizona. The new $20 million telescope system detects gamma rays and will help astrophysicists explore distant regions of space, look for evidence of dark matter, and help explain the origins of the most energetic radiation in the universe. Full Story

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