(ORDO NEWS) — Specialists at the Yemi Research Center will study dark matter and measure the mass of neutrino particles.
The underground laboratory is located at a depth of 1100 meters under a mountain in the eastern South Korean province of Gangwon-do.
The completion of its construction was reported by The Korea Times. The official opening of Yemi Lab is expected next year.
The new science center covers an area of 3000 sq. m. There is enough space and equipment to simultaneously conduct more than 10 types of experimental studies.
Many of them will help unravel the secrets of the mysterious dark matter – this is a substance that does not emit or almost does not emit its own radiation and is therefore invisible.
They will also study the neutrino, a very small electrically neutral particle that is part of the elementary fermions, which consist of the fundamental forces of the universe.
Much of the essential nature of the neutrino is still unknown.
According to the source, $21.8 million has been spent since the start of Yemi construction in 2017. The laboratory was built underground for a reason.
Thanks to this, background noise, rays from the outside, and other conditions that are unfavorable for little-studied matters will not interfere with scientists’ observations.
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