Deep-water neutrino telescope working at Baikal

A new optical module for telescopes designed to detect neutrinos pass the final testing stage on Lake Baikal. The neutrino is yet to be fully investigated particles, knowing that scientists hope to unravel what is going on in the black holes.

The telescope is installed in the lake, and registers the particles 24 hours a day. To get to it, you need a long time to go on the ice (do this only in winter!). While the study did not carry any practical use, but the head of the project "The Baikal neutrino telescope" Gregory Domogatskii sure that the study of neutrinos will take the next step in nanotechnology.

Optical module for neutrino telescope is a crystal ball that can withstand the tremendous pressure of the water masses, which is observed at a depth of Lake Baikal. This work is the beginning of the nineties. But the unstable economic situation does not allow scientists to get it shipped back to the depths of the crystal balls. The same balls Americans found at the South Pole. The ultimate goal of these studies did not register a terrestrial and cosmic neutrinos that and will learn the structure of the universe.
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