MIT Scientists Design A $100 Muon Detector To Sniff Out A Falling Muon

High-energy cosmic rays after colliding with Earth's atmosphere decay into muons

Researchers working at the Laboratory for Nuclear Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have built an affordable, pocket-sized muon detector able to sniff out this elementary subatomic particle in the Earth’s atmosphere. According to researchers, this detector costs just $ 100 to build, and can be easily created using common electrical parts.

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