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4850 Feet Below: The Hunt for Dark Matter

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Merging Galaxy Cluster Abell 520. Photo credit: NASA.
Merging Galaxy Cluster Abell 520. Photo credit: NASA.

In rural South Dakota, physicists descend an abandoned mineshaft—the deepest in the U.S.—to almost a mile underground in search of the most elusive of particles: dark matter. The rest of this story unfolds in a new online video, “4850 Feet Below: The Hunt for Dark Matter,” part of the Science Friday Big Questions Digital Video Series supported by the John Templeton Foundation.

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