Discovering the Universe’s best kept secrets 水下望遠鏡探索宇宙奧秘



Discovering the Universe’s best kept secrets 水下望遠鏡探索宇宙奧秘


有關 「science(科學)」 的詞彙


Which Russian lake is this telescope being dropped into?


This is the world’s biggest underwater telescope – plunging into the world’s deepest waters to discover some of the tiniest particles known to man.


This massive space telescope is what it takes to detect the Universe’s best kept secrets – neutrinos – also nicknamed 『ghost particles’.

科學家們需要用這台大型太空望遠鏡來探測宇宙中最隱蔽的秘密,即中微子,別名 「幽靈粒子」。

Made of strings, glass and stainless steel, Russian scientists are plunging it more than 700 metres into Russia’s Lake Baikal.


Bair Shaiybonov, Senior Researcher, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
Lake Baikal is perhaps the only lake where a neutrino telescope can be deployed due to its depth. We need the greatest possible depth, over a kilometre. Fresh water is also important for its transparency. And we also have an ice covering lasting two to two and a half months, which is very important for the deployment of the telescope.

拜爾‧沙伊博諾夫     杜布納聯合核子研究所高級研究員

So why go to all this effort? Neutrinos are subatomic particles, and while there are plenty in the Universe, they’re very hard to detect.


Scientists are hoping that by capturing the elusive neutrinos, they’ll be able to better understand the Universe – finding out how it came to be and how it’s evolved to what we know today.


It seems some of the Universe’s biggest secrets are locked in a tiny package.



particles 微粒,粒子

detect 探測,檢測

capturing 捕捉,採集信息

evolved 逐步演變


Russian scientists are plunging the telescope more than 700 metres into Russia’s Lake Baikal.