Introduction: Deep Science

As the miner's headlamp casts light on subterranean darkness, research in deep underground laboratories illuminates many of the most compelling questions in 21st century science. Sheltered by the earth's crust from the background commotion of cosmic rays and human activity, exquisitely sensitive particle physics and astrophysics experiments search for the subtle but unmistakable signatures of a revolutionary new physics of the universe. Biologists probe the secrets of microbial life at extreme depths, in hot, harsh environments sequestered for millennia from the earth's surface. Geoscientists and engineers research the behavior of subsurface rock, minerals, water and energy sources.
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