Loading

AMS in payload bay viewed from Mir Space Station

2016-08-24

NASA

NASA

STS091-367-033 (2-12 June 1998) --- This photo of the Space Shuttle Discovery's aft section features the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), as seen from Russia's Mir space station, docked with Discovery at the time. AMS is the first
large-magnet experiment ever placed in Earth orbit. The scientific goal of this high-energy physics experiment is to increase our understanding of the composition and origin of the universe.
It is designed to search for and measure charged particles, including antimatter, outside Earth's atmosphere. The charge of such particles can be identified only by their trajectories in a magnetic field.

Show lessRead more
  • Title: AMS in payload bay viewed from Mir Space Station
  • Date Created: 2016-08-24
  • Rights: JSC
  • Album: mgwhite

Recommended

Home
Explore
Nearby
Profile