ERGOnaut Diver Preview

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The first outing for the deep-sea ERGOnaut cosmic ray detector will be Saturday, Nov 24. We’ll be taking the research vessel out into the Atlantic Ocean to a depth of over 8,000 feet, and we’ll drop the high-pressure-sealed ERGOnaut capsule down to 2,500 meters depth, if everything works as planned.

At that depth only a few cosmic-ray daughter particles (mostly muons) will penetrate. During the mission we will be continuously recording detected events, and we’ll publish the results as soon as we have them.

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