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Dark Matter Clues From AMS Experiment in Space (Photos)

AMS STS-135 Flyaround View

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The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer experiment seen during the STS-135 flyaround on July 19, 2011. Image was taken aboard space shuttle Atlantis after undocking on STS-135 Flight Day 12.

Don Pettit Swaps AMS Laptop Hard Drive

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Astronaut Don Pettit swaps the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer's laptop hard drive aboard the International Space Station, February 3, 2012.

AMS Soyuz Window View 30S Undock

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The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer experiment hangs on the side of the International Space Station, as seen from the window of a Soyuz spacecraft, May 3, 2012.

AMS Post-Install During STS-134 Mission

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The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer experiment and an astronaut are seen in a reflected self-portrait outside the International Space Station, May 3, 2012.

AMS On-Orbit Image, June 29, 2012

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The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer experiment hangs on the side of the International Space Station, June 29, 2012.

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