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Gamma Ray Observatory to Open Soon in Mexicoi
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George Putic
March 30, 2015 7:27 PM
American and Mexican scientists have completed construction of the world's largest gamma ray observatory, situated high in central Mexico’s Sierra Negra Mountain. The observatory's huge array of water-based detectors will soon start discovering secrets about black holes and supernovas. VOA’s George Putic reports.
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Video Gamma Ray Observatory to Open Soon in Mexico

American and Mexican scientists have completed construction of the world's largest gamma ray observatory, situated high in central Mexico’s Sierra Negra Mountain. The observatory's huge array of water-based detectors will soon start discovering secrets about black holes and supernovas. VOA’s George Putic reports.
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Video Ice Hockey Exhibition Provides Slick Lessons in Science

Children learn about science from teachers, from TV and from museum visits. They can also learn about science from sports. VOA's Marveline Dandin reports on an exhibition showcasing the educational side of ice hockey. George Putic narrates.
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