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Undersea Neutrino Observatory To Be Second-Largest Human Structure 120

Posted by Soulskill
from the original-xbox-controller-still-king dept.
cylonlover writes "An audacious project to construct a vast infrastructure housing a neutrino observatory at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea is being undertaken by a consortium of 40 institutes and universities from ten European countries. The consortium claims that KM3NeT, as it is known, will 'open a new window on the Universe,' as its 'several' cubic kilometer observatory detects high-energy neutrinos from violent sources in outer space such as gamma-ray bursts, colliding stars and supernovae. On the scale of human constructions, it will be second only to the Great Wall of China."
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Undersea Neutrino Observatory To Be Second-Largest Human Structure

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  • by mark_elf (2009518) on Tuesday December 20, 2011 @08:07PM (#38442430)

    "In addition to the neutrino observatory, KM3NeT will house equipment for monitoring the deep-sea environment, including (according to Popsci) the recording of whale song and the observation of bioluminescent organisms."

    I guess they thought of that.

  • Stupid Title (Score:5, Informative)

    by Demonantis (1340557) on Tuesday December 20, 2011 @08:31PM (#38442678)
    I know it is not your fault or the fault of /. in general. It should read tallest human structure. And it is probably that way only because it is underwater. The article says second largest considering the scale of construction for a singular project. Nothing about actual size.

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