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Muon Detector


Due to its high penetration capacity, when placing sensible detectors above and below an object of interest, it is possible to monitor a muon, as it will go through each of the detectors. Considering this, if a line is traced across a minimum of two points, the path of incoming and outgoing muons could be identified.

It is known that the crossing of muons through heavy materials, cause deviations in their path, thus, if a deviation can be observed at a certain point, this would mean that the existence of a dense material is probable. On the other hand, if there is no deviation, we can then conclude that the muon would have gone through air, and this would therefore be an underground fissure. 


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