Scintillation detectors | Nola Taylor Redd

Inside Utah's Vast Telescopic Hotspot for Cosmic Rays

By studying the particles that cascade to Earth, scientists can learn about the energy of the original cosmic rays. 

The Lon and Mary Watson Cosmic Ray Center in Delta, Utah, is the base of operations for the Telescope Array (TA) project, which studies powerful particles from space called cosmic rays. Read the full story about touring the Cosmic Ray Center and seeing the TA experiment here. | Nola Taylor Redd
A local contractor uses a skid lift to load the detectors onto the trailer. | Nola Taylor Redd
Callahan poses near one of the cloverleaf mirrors used in the fluorescent telescopes that look for flashes of light created when cosmic rays interact with atoms in Earth's atmosphere. | Nola Taylor Redd