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How Dark Matter Physicists Score Deals on Liquid Xenon

About 20 percent of the $70 million budget needed to build and run a dark matter detector is used just for xenon gas. Physicists working on the LUX-ZEPLIN project discovered this in 2015, when developing their budget. “We don’t get a break because we’re poor, starving scientists,” says Murdock Gilchriese of the 250-member experiment led by Berkeley Lab. More>

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