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The Muon g-2 particle storage ring, a 50-foot electromagnet weighing 17 tons, is the centerpiece of a dark matter experiment at Fermilab. (Credit: Fermilab)

Fermilab Installs Huge Magnet For Dark Matter Experiment

A 50-foot, 17-ton electromagnet settled into its new home at Fermilab on Thursday, where it will prepare to start searching for dark matter after a couple years of tweaking.


The Muon G-2 Storage Ring sits outside Fermilab, waiting to begin its work in the search for dark matter. (Credit: Fermilab)

Physicist: New Fermilab Electromagnet A ‘Masterpiece Of Science’

A Fermilab scientist spoke Wendesday of beauty as he described a 50-foot electromagnet waiting to begin its work at its new home in Batavia.

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Scientists May Have Discovered Particle Predicted By Local Expert

University of Chicago cosmologist Michael Turner predicted an orbiting observatory might find an excess of positrons over electrons, from dark matter particles annihilating each other.