LUX Dark Matter Detector



Images of the LUX Dark Matter Detector, a device for detecting the presence of dark matter. Based in the Black Hills of South Dakota, the detector is suspended in a large stainless steel tank (seen above) that is filled with 70,000 gallons of water to protect the detector from outside radiation. The sensors themselves (bottom image) are lined with white Teflon.

Via: Wired, photos by Matt Kapust