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COUPP Experiment Tightens Limits on Dark Matter

February 14, 2008

physics graphic Scientists working on the COUPP experiment at the Department of Energy's Fermilab today announced a new development in the quest to observe dark matter. The experiment tightened constraints on "spin-dependent" properties of WIMPS--particles that are candidates for dark matter. Full Story

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