Photo Gallery: EXO-200 Arrives at WIPP
The Enriched Xenon
Observatory (EXO), which
Stanford last month, has arrived in New Mexico and is currently being
installed deep within the WIPP salt mine.
EXO is an underground observatory that will search for something never before seen: a neutrinoless double beta decay, which would prove that neutrinos are their own anti-particle, and will tell scientists more about the mass of these
mysterious, nearly massless particles.
Module 1 leaves Stanford in the early morning hours
Module 1 arrives at the WIPP facility in New Mexico; but the door does not want to open!
Module 1 makes it into the mine's high bay
Module 1 enters the conveyance that will take it underground
Module 1 underground
Module 1 travels underground on a monstrous forklift
small last minute modification...
Module 1 delicately placed home
Module 1 on its hydraulic platform
Module 2 placed next to module 1
Photos courtesy of the EXO Collaboration