Why Russian Scientists Just Deployed A Giant Telescope Under Lake Baikal – tech2.org

Why Russian Scientists Just Deployed A Giant Telescope Under Lake Baikal


Russian scientists have deployed a giant telescope in the frigid depths of lake baikal in southern Siberia to search for the smallest known particles in the universe.

The telescope, Baikal-GVD, is designed to search neutrinos, which are almost massless subatomic particles with no electrical charge. Neutrinos are everywhere, but they interact so weakly with the forces around them that they are very difficult to detect.

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