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Taken 24-Oct-12
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Keywords:LUX, Large Underground Xenon, PMTs, Science, water tank
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Dimensions2800 x 1867
Original file size557 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken24-Oct-12 12:53
Date modified20-Aug-13 08:51
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Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal length14 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure3s at f/10
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.0
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modeCenter-weighted average
Water tank

Water tank

The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) dark matter detector is seen here after it was installed at the center of a water tank that will be filled with more than 70,000 gallons of ultra-pure deionized water. The water will shield the detector from background radiation. The tank is lined with highly reflective white Tyvek sheets. Four strings of photomultiplier tubes (PMTs) will detect faint trails of light—a signal that high-energy particles caused by cosmic radiation have penetrated the earth to the 4850 Level. That light will help researchers rule out false signals. Photo credit: Matthew Kapust.
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