Tour a Subterranean Dark Matter Lab in 360º VR


Carrying a VR camera made of 16 GoPros and a 40 pound battery pack 6,800 feet underground in a dark mine elevator wasn’t how I’d anticipated spending last Thanksgiving, but this is just what happens when you’re hanging out with Motherboard’s Canada editor Kate Lunau.

By Derek Mead | MOTHERBOARD

Thankfully, the payoff was visiting one of the coolest labs on Earth—or, perhaps better put, under the Earth.

Earlier this week we published a video about SNOLAB, an ultra-clean, high-tech laboratory in northern Ontario. It’s located inside a working nickel mine, which makes it a great place to look for mysterious subatomic particles like neutrinos and dark matter—all the rock overhead shields its experiments from the interference of cosmic rays from space.

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