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Massive New Dark Matter Detector Gets Its ‘Eyes’

The LUX-ZEPLIN dark matter detector, which will soon begin its deep-underground search for particles thought to account for most matter in the universe, now has “eyes.” The first of two large arrays of photomultiplier tubes — powerful light sensors that can detect the faintest of flashes — completed a 2,000-mile journey to the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota, where LZ is scheduled to begin its dark matter search in 2020. More>

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  1. The photo makes it look like the tech is Moe Howard of the Three Stooges, poking his fingers into the eyes!