Fluorescence Detector Mirrors, Telescope Array Project, Utah

One of three bays containing 4 mirror arrays, one for each of the Fluorescence detector telescopes.  The fluorescence detectors are part of the Telescope Array Project used to detect and observe cosmic rays. 

"The Telescope Array project is an international collaboration involving research and educational institutions in Japan, Taiwan, China, Russia, South Korea, and the United States. The experiment is designed to observe ultra-high-energy cosmic ray air showers using a combination of ground array and air-fluorescence techniques. It is located in the high desert in Millard County, Utah (USA) at about 1,400 meters (4,600 ft) above sea level."

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telescope_Array_Project

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Uploaded: 05/08/2012
Updated: 10/07/2014


Tags: telescope; array; utah; cosmic rays; fluorescence
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