05/10/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

UArizona Contracted To Explore Dark Matter In Space

The UA has received two contracts to develop and build key components for an experiment searching for dark matter in the universe.

The contracts were awarded to the Imaging Technology Laboratory and the Optical Fabrication and Engineering Facility at the College of Optical Sciences. Both groups will focus on developing components vital to the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment, a project being conducted at the McDonald Observatory at the University of Texas at Austin.

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