According to noted leaders Telam news agency, “the idea is to continue cutting-edge experimental equipment, as it is known that if progress stops, back in the international scientific concert.” The scientific community twenty countries will invest $ 11 million to expand the detector Pierre Auger Cosmic Ray, which for some years successfully works in Mendoza Malargüe Observatory. “The idea is to continue working with experimental equipment forefront because it is known that if progress stops, back in the international scientific concert,” said Telam Ingomar Alekotte, deputy general manager of the Observatory in Mendoza and physicist Balseiro Institute Bariloche. The Cosmic Ray Observatory Pierre Auger is set in the town of Malargüe, south of Mendoza and from there cascades of particles directed toward Earth that occur whenever a cosmic ray collides with the molecules of the atmosphere are measured top. Given the demonstrated success after the first years of observation and the contribution of novel scientific results, the international community decided to postpone the construction of a similar observatory in the northern hemisphere and expand existing Malargue with an investment of $ 11 million to boost capabilities megaproject. To do this, a group of scientists this week began installing new tanks measuring 66, who will join the 1,600 surface detectors that are already in place within 3,000 square kilometers at a distance of 1.5 kilometers apart and 85 containers of muons, “electron-like particles, but 200 times heavier and pervasive to be buried six feet under,” according to the physical. This new instrument will also add to the twenty-four fluorescence telescopes high sensitivity in clear moonless nights scrutinizing the atmosphere to observe the faint ultraviolet light produced by cosmic ray showers passing through the air. With this new investment provided by the international scientific community, it seeks to uncover the great mystery of cosmic rays: the highest energy from subatomic particles that are the biggest energy seen in the nature of its origin is still unknown and mechanism by which they are produced. “While this method of detecting and characterizing cosmic rays is very recent, could become a possible technology to be used in future experiments,” said the Deputy. As noted, these first results could give rise to a new branch of science: Astronomy of Charged Particles. To Alekotte, this second phase has just begun “supports the success of the first stage is working well and giving interesting scientific results. Hence the need to go updating and modernizing equipment to be an observatory-edge”. In this scientific megaproject about 250 scientists from over 50 institutions from 15 countries including Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Slovenia, Spain, USA, France, Italy, Mexico, Country Czech, Poland, United Kingdom and Vietnam involved . The latest data from the Auger Observatory recently met at the International Cosmic Ray Conference held in Merida, Mexico, during the first weeks of July. This effort of the International Partnership is led by Dr. Alberto Etchegoyen, with strong participation of scientists and engineers from the countries of the Auger Project and in particular the National Atomic Energy Commission and the National Technological University. Source: Weekly Newsletter Chamber of Tourism of Mendoza.