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WATCH LIVE NOW: First Results From Dark Matter Detector to Be Unveiled Today

Scientists working with a powerful dark matter detector will announce the first results from the experiment tomorrow (Oct. 30), and you can watch it live online.

The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) dark matter detector at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, S.D., is housed about 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) underground and takes sensitive readings hunting for WIMPs — weakly interacting massive particles that are the leading dark matter candidate particle.

Physicists will present the findings from the first run of the machine during a seminar starting at 11 a.m. EDT (1500 GMT).

You can also watch the webcast at sanfordlab.org

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Miriam Kramer
Miriam Kramer joined Space.com as a staff writer in December 2012. Since then, she has floated in weightlessness on a zero-gravity flight, felt the pull of 4-Gs in a trainer aircraft and watched rockets soar into space from Florida and Virginia. She also serves as Space.com's lead space entertainment reporter, and enjoys all aspects of space news, astronomy and commercial spaceflight.  Miriam has also presented space stories during live interviews with Fox News and other TV and radio outlets. She originally hails from Knoxville, Tennessee where she and her family would take trips to dark spots on the outskirts of town to watch meteor showers every year. She loves to travel and one day hopes to see the northern lights in person. You can follow Miriam on Twitter and Google+.