Discovery of a big void in Khufu’s Pyramid by observation of cosmic-ray muons

@article{Morishima2017DiscoveryOA,
  title={Discovery of a big void in Khufu’s Pyramid by observation of cosmic-ray muons},
  author={K. Morishima and Mitsuaki Kuno and A. Nishio and N. Kitagawa and Yuta Manabe and M. Moto and F. Takasaki and H. Fujii and Kotaro Satoh and H. Kodama and Kohei Hayashi and S. Odaka and S. Procureur and D. Atti'e and S. Bouteille and D. Calvet and C. Filosa and P. Magnier and I. Mandjavidze and M. Riallot and B. Marini and Pierre Gable and Yoshikatsu Date and M. Sugiura and Yasser Elshayeb and Tamer Elnady and M. Ezzy and E. Guerriero and Vincent Steiger and Nicolas Serikoff and Jean-Baptiste Mouret and Bernard Charl{\`e}s and H. Helal and Mehdi Tayoubi},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2017},
  volume={552},
  pages={386-390}
}
The Great Pyramid, or Khufu’s Pyramid, was built on the Giza plateau in Egypt during the fourth dynasty by the pharaoh Khufu (Cheops), who reigned from 2509 bc to 2483 bc. Despite being one of the oldest and largest monuments on Earth, there is no consensus about how it was built. To understand its internal structure better, we imaged the pyramid using muons, which are by-products of cosmic rays that are only partially absorbed by stone. The resulting cosmic-ray muon radiography allows us to… Expand
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