May 16, 2011 marked the arrival of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-02 to the @Space_Station . Since then, this complex instrument has measured billions of cosmic particles, helping researchers in their search to find dark matter and understand the universe. #SpaceStation20th
#DidYouKnow there's a cosmic ray detector on the @Space_Station , studying fundamental particles from sources up to billions of light years away? How the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer searches for evidence of dark matter:
Astronauts are conducting bone loss research in space. The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer is back up and running after being repaired. SpaceX's 20th resupply ship will launch for station soon. #SpaceToGround
After a series of spacewalks performed by the @Space_Station crew over the past few months, the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer is back to helping us explore particle physics. Learn more about its search for the invisible.
Today we're on board the @Space_Station with @MIT 's Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer. Supported by @ENERGY , the AMS searches the galaxy for regions of #darkmatter . Maybe those regions will be our next stop! #WishYouWereHere
Today we're on board the @Space_Station with @MIT 's Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer. Supported by @ENERGY , the AMS searches the galaxy for regions of dark matter. Maybe those regions will be our next stop! #WishYouWereHere
Astronauts completed the fourth and final spacewalk to repair the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, and prepared to say goodbye to the Cygnus cargo craft in the first ground controlled release. #SpaceToGround
An astronaut works to repair the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer in #space . ☄️ Thanks to the partnership between @NASA , DOE, and 56 other institutions, the AMS will continue to reveal new information about the mysteries of the universe. ➡️
#Apollo12 launched on Nov. 14, 1969, beginning the second mission to land humans on the Moon. 50 years later, @AstroDrewMorgan & @astro_luca dressed as Apollo-era flight controllers while preparing for spacewalks to repair the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, starting Nov. 15, 2019.
SPACEWALK BEGINS! At 6:31 ET, @AstroDrewMorgan and @astro_luca set their spacesuits to battery power, marking the start of a complex spacewalk outside @Space_Station to continue repairing the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, a cosmic ray detector. Watch:
Just tuning in for today’s spacewalk? This animation shows the work that’s being completed outside of the @Space_Station to repair the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, a cosmic ray detector. Watch@AstroDrewMorgan and @astro_luca at work:
The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer is a scientific instrument outside @Space_Station that is helping us learn about dark matter & the origins of the universe. Tomorrow, astronauts will perform the 2nd repair spacewalk to extend the instrument's life. More in the latest ScienceCast:
It's spacewalk season on the @Space_Station ! ???? Two astronauts will venture outside our orbiting laboratory for a series of complex spacewalks this month and next to repair the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, a cosmic ray detector. Get more details: