Japan's technology to be used to probe pyramids

posted on October 27, 2015

A team of scientists from four countries, including Japan, has launched a project to look inside ancient pyramids by using advanced technology.

Researchers from Egypt, Japan, France and Canada are taking part in the 'Scan Pyramids' project. They held a news conference near Cairo on Sunday.

Assistant Professor Kunihiro Morishima of Nagoya University explained how he and his Japanese colleagues deploy a device that uses elementary particles called muons to help researcher peer inside the pyramids.

Muons are created when cosmic rays collide with the Earth's atmosphere.

The particles can easily pass through hard structures such as pyramids and provide clear internal images like an X-ray examination.

source by NHK world
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