The 50th anniversary celebrates the Baksan underground Observatory. Hidden away in the mountains of Kabardino-Balkaria at a depth of about 5 km. Pride of local scientists - telescope, which has no analogues in the world.
Andyrchi located in the mountain Observatory. Half a century ago, Moscow metrostroevtsy hid it in the mountain thickness. Here, far from civilization, or rather from any kind of radiation, it shows the life of the sun and distant stars. Starts the next stage of observations. Their goal is to "experience the flavor" of the neutrino: physicists characterize so one of the properties is surprisingly fast particles.
During the observation period composed of no more than thousands of images "the sun messengers". The compilation of only one portrait of neutrinos in the form of a set of numbers and graphs, it takes up to 5 months. From this mass of constantly melted rare metal, you need to have 10 new atoms. The technology is unique. The process starts in the many retorts and flasks, and lasts six months.
Half a century of local scientists jealous of the frequency of the main scientific wealth of the liquid metal mirror telescope. There's no comparison. Not long ago, American colleagues, conducting a joint experiment, were surprised at the accuracy of the instrument. The team of the Observatory, even after half a century, always to be first in the scientific world is not so simple: to lure young scientists into the ground harder. In the year of jubilee under the ground again hard at work. Go to the final approval of the production of a special radiator. If this happens in a short time, the scientific world can change your Outlook on the fundamentals of particle physics.
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