ANTARES neutrino detector in the Mediterranean Sea is completed
In the same vein as DUMAND, the ANTARES (Astronomy with a Neutrino Telescope and Abyss environmental RESearch project) neutrino detector is an array of optical modules 2.5 kilometers deep in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Toulon, France. It uses the same detection principles as IceCube but utilizes water instead of ice. The array consists of twelve 350-meter-long vertical strings with 75 optical modules each that are anchored to the bottom of the sea. Its first neutrino detections were reported in February 2007; construction was completed on May 30, 2008, two years after the first string was deployed.