The Great Race to Find Dark Matter

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Seven Experiments That Could Find Dark Matter

The hunt for dark matter constitutes one of the greatest races in modern science. Finding confirmatory evidence for the theorized type of matter that makes up nearly 85% of all the matter in the Universe would surely merit a Nobel Prize. But how do you detect that which neither emits nor absorbs light? Scientists have zeroed in on two methods. One involves building detectors that will hopefully catch a particle of dark matter colliding with other miniscule particles, and the other involves searching for and analyzing the products of dark matter decay.

Teams of scientists across the globe have built incredible machines to do just that. Here are seven of them.

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