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UVa Physics Department Cosmic Rays Study

Format
Online; Still Image
Type
Black-and-White Photographs
Date Created
1947
Description
Notation on back, "In the Endless Caverns of New Market, Virginia, 90 feet below the gigantic 180,000 years old calcite 'Twin Columns' shown in the left foreground, flows an underground stream to reach which the University of Virginia scientists climbed down an 80-foot subterranean cliff by means of a stout rope, with a 50 pound Geiger-Mueller Counter strapped to the back of one of the men, to record cosmic rays on the bank of the stream after these rays from outer space had penetrated 180 feet of limestone."
Collection
University of Virginia Visual History Collection
Location
Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Retrieval ID
prints01580
MSS 6838-b
Call Number
RG-30/1/10.011
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