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Latest Results from the AMS on the International Space Station

 The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, AMS, is a particle physics detector operating on the International Space Station (Figure 1) since May 2011 with the aim to address long-standing open questions in fundamental physics, such as the matter-antimatter…

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AMS-02 cooling pumps replaced during series of spacewalks

The AMS-02 experiment was designed and developed by an international team led by MIT physicist Samuel Ting and assembled at CERN starting in 2003. Perched atop the International Space Station’s S3 truss segment, AMS-02 has been hunting for cosmic…

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AMS looks at Cosmic Galactic Rays

The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) is a state-of-the-art particle physics experiment operating on the International Space Station (ISS) since May 2011. In the first 6 years of missions, AMS has detected over 100 billion cosmic ray (CR) particles…

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