Balloon Probe Seeks Clues to Universe's Beginnings

When scientists first proposed building an instrument to comb cosmic radiation for antimatter particles, they imagined it would fly on the International Space Station.
Instead, a prototype to demonstrate proof of concept has evolved into a science program on its own, with backing from NASA and Japan, and rides to the edge of space aboard high-flying balloons. The high-flying research could help answer big questions about how the universe began and the pervasiveness of dark matter.

Full story by Irene Klotz on Discovery News



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