Scientists have broken ground on an important new experiment that could totally change our understanding of physics.
Authorities have just broken ground on an incredible new facility in South Dakota that could help us understand the mysterious force called neutrinos, and potentially forever change the face of physics, or at least how we see it. In a July 21 ceremony at Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota, scientists and dignitaries from around the globe were on hand to witness the important event.
They are breaking ground on the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility which will serve as the home of the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE). Workers will spend 10 years building this lab, and 1,000 scientists from 30 countries will operate it when it is fully operational.
A firm known as Fermilab will beam neutrinos from 800 miles from Earth down to the Sanford Lab to be caught by a detector. You can watch video that explains the lab at the bottom of this post.
It will be the biggest experiment of its kind in the United States. Neutrinos are a mysterious particle that could help us develop a deeper understanding of physics and the universe itself.