Lake Baikal Deep Underwater Telescope…

The Baikal underwater telescope NT-200 in Russia has been set up to capture elusive neutrino particles in a bid to unravel the secrets of the formation of the Universe.

At 1.1km beneath the surface of the world’s deepest lake and pointing towards the center of the Earth, it is one of the most unusual telescopes on the planet.

BBC did this wonderful video with one of the physicists that works on the project. Bair Shaibonov spoke with BBC about the several weeks each year he spends working on a remote scientific base on the shores of Baikal.

This is a cool video and makes you wonder at how we can figure out that using a lake is a great way to do a telescope…

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