/   Home   /   Newsroom   /   Multimedia News

LHAASO Starts Operation

Apr 28, 2019     Email"> PrintText Size

China's Large High Altitude Air Shower Observatory (LHAASO) launched its first set of detectors on April 26, 2019. It marked the beginning of comprehensive research effort in observing and detecting very high energy cosmic rays with the anticipated world most sensitive gamma ray detection facility.

[video:20190427-LHAASO Starts Operation]

 20190427102301_7353_w3000_h1708 

Photo taken on April 26, 2019 shows the unveiling of Tianfu Cosmic Ray Research Center in Chengdu City, southwest China's Sichuan Province. The LHAASO recently began scientific observation of very high energy cosmic rays as it launched operation of its first set of detectors. (Xinhua/JIN Liwang)

20190427102411_6649_w3000_h2254 

Photo taken on April 26, 2019 shows CAO Zhen from the China Academy of Sciences, chief scientist of the Large High Altitude Air Shower Observatory (LHAASO), launching scientific observation and introducing the research data during the ceremony of LHAASO Scientific Observation and unveiling of Tianfu Cosmic Ray Research Center in Chengdu City, southwest China's Sichuan Province. The LHAASO recently began scientific observation of very high energy cosmic rays as it launched operation of its first set of detectors. (Xinhua/JIN Liwang)

20190427102952_4981_w3000_h1688 

 Aerial photo provided by Institute of High Energy Physics of Chinese Academy of Sciences shows the Large High Altitude Air Shower Observatory (LHAASO) under construction in Daocheng County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Jan. 16, 2019. The LHAASO recently began scientific observation of very high energy cosmic rays as it launched operation of its first set of detectors. (Xinhua)

20190427103138_8761_w3000_h2207 

Photo provided by Institute of High Energy Physics of Chinese Academy of Sciences shows construction site of the Large High Altitude Air Shower Observatory (LHAASO) in Daocheng County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Feb. 28, 2019. The LHAASO recently began scientific observation of very high energy cosmic rays as it launched operation of its first set of detectors. (Xinhua)

20190427103801_8075_w3000_h1760 

 Aerial photo provided by Institute of High Energy Physics of Chinese Academy of Sciences shows the Water Cherenkov Detector in the Large High Altitude Air Shower Observatory (LHAASO) in Daocheng County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Feb. 22, 2019. The LHAASO recently began scientific observation of very high energy cosmic rays as it launched operation of its first set of detectors. (Xinhua)

20190427102523_8879_w3000_h1688 

Aerial photo provided by Institute of High Energy Physics of Chinese Academy of Sciences shows the Large High Altitude Air Shower Observatory (LHAASO) under construction in Daocheng County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Jan. 18, 2019. The LHAASO recently began scientific observation of very high energy cosmic rays as it launched operation of its first set of detectors. (Xinhua)

20190427104144_6069_w2642_h1764 

Photo provided by Institute of High Energy Physics of Chinese Academy of Sciences shows the interior of Water Cherenkov Detector in the Large High Altitude Air Shower Observatory (LHAASO) in Daocheng County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, March 28, 2019. The LHAASO recently began scientific observation of very high energy cosmic rays as it launched operation of its first set of detectors. (Xinhua)

20190427104252_1061_w3000_h1865 

Photo provided by Institute of High Energy Physics of Chinese Academy of Sciences shows technicians working at the Large High Altitude Air Shower Observatory (LHAASO) in Daocheng County, southwest China's Sichuan Province. The LHAASO recently began scientific observation of very high energy cosmic rays as it launched operation of its first set of detectors. (Xinhua)

(Editor: CHEN Na)

Contact

Related Articles

cosmic ray;dark matter collision;dark matter

Two Studies Show Possibility of Some Cosmic Rays Existing Due to Dark Matter Collisions

May 18, 2017

Two teams working independently have conducted studies with similar results suggesting the possibility that some of the cosmic rays striking the Earth arise from dark matter particles colliding with one another. One group, a team with the Chinese Acade...

LHAASO;cosmic ray;telescope

China’s Ambitious Telescopes Rise in the Thin Air of the Tibetan Plateau

Apr 25, 2019

"I've seen people faint here," warns physicist He Huihai as he deplanes at Daocheng Yading Airport, the world's highest at 4411 meters above sea level. Many of his colleagues at the Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP) in Beijing take a day to accli...

LHAASO;WCDA;cosmic ray

LHAASO Launches First Detectors to Decode Cosmic-ray Origins

Apr 26, 2019

China's Large High Altitude Air Shower Observatory (LHAASO), a cosmic ray detection facility located in the high mountains of Sichuan province, recently began scientific observation of very high energy cosmic rays as it launched operation of its first ...

Contact Us

Copyright © 2002 - Chinese Academy of Sciences