AMS and the Search for Antistars

The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) is one of the largest and most expensive particle physics detectors of all time.  Unlike its cousins at CERN, it operates thousands of miles above the surface of the Earth, orbiting on board the International Space Station.  It is designed to detect particles of antimatter flying through space as cosmic rays, ultra high energy particles from stars and other sources.

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