Astronomy,  Physics,  Space Exploration

How the Antimatter-Hunting Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer Works [Infographic]

The following infographic shows how the Antimatter-Hunting Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer works.

It was sent to the International Space Station in the STS-134 mission by the Space Shuttle Endeavour on May 16th 2011. The shuttle landed back on Earth on June 1st after a mission successfully completed.

Take an in-depth look at the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer will hunt dark matter, cosmic rays and antimatter galaxies.

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Paul Tomaszewski is a science & tech writer as well as a programmer and entrepreneur. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of CosmoBC. He has a degree in computer science from John Abbott College, a bachelor's degree in technology from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, and completed some business and economics classes at Concordia University in Montreal. In his spare time he is an amateur astronomer and enjoys reading or watching science-fiction. You can follow him on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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