The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) is a cooperative mission with ESA and NASA, designed to detect 'ripples' in space-time.
LISA, will detect and observe gravitational waves that are emitted during the most powerful events in the universe. LISA will detect gravitational radiation from astronomical sources, observing galaxies far back in time and testing the fundamental theories of gravitation.
LISA’s three spacecraft will form an equilateral triangle with an arm’s length of about 5 million km. Each spacecraft houses two free-floating cubes made of a gold-platinum alloy inside the spacecraft, shielded from adverse effects of being in interplanetary space. The distance between the cubes in different spacecraft is monitored using highly accurate laser-based techniques. In this manner, it is possible to detect minute changes caused by passing gravitational waves.
This video shows the deployment of the satellites into orbit from the final stage of the launch vehicle.
The MINOS Experiment is a long-baseline neutrino experiment designed to observe the phenomena of neutrino oscillations, an effect which is used to determine neutrino mass - a candidate for Dark Matter.
Neutrinos are created at Fermilab where a first detector identifies them, then they are sent through the Earth's crust 450 miles to northern Minnesota, at the Soudan Underground Mine State Park in Tower-Soudan where a second detector measures them again.
Highly energized particles from the Sun's cosmic wind hit the Earth's atmosphere and collide with particles their, producing neutrinos which pass down through the atmosphere and into the ground where they are detected in the Soudan Mine detector.
EISCAT (European Incoherent Scatter) studies the interaction between the Sun and the Earth as revealed by disturbances in the magnetosphere and the ionised parts of the atmosphere (these interactions also give rise to the spectacular aurora, or Northern Lights). This simulation of the control room shows how it can be used.
Videos showing the application of computing technology to science. They vary from computer animations of scientific experiments and satellites to videos about computer software, and how it was created.