Muons revealed new details about an empty space in Egypt’s Great Pyramid
Strange subatomic particles known as muons have revealed a nebulous void at Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza.
The Void was first discovered by scientists using muons, heavy electron relatives that can penetrate solid materials. The Void was thought to be a corridor-shaped hole and was found near a chevron structure on the pyramid’s north side. Additional muon measurements provided further details about the Void’s shape and size. This report was published by the ScanPyramids group in Nature Communications.
New muon measurements have shown that the Void is 9 meters long and 2 meters wide. It lies close to the pyramid’s north side. ScanPyramids researchers took additional measures using ground penetrating radar and ultrasonic testing and reported their findings on March 2 in NDT&E International. The team revealed that the detailed measurements allowed them to use an endoscope for images inside the chamber. These images show a corridor with a vaulted ceiling. This is the first time humans have seen it since the pyramid was constructed more than 4,500 years ago. It needs to be clarified what the corridor was intended for.
When high-energy particles called cosmic rays from outer space collide with Earth’s atmosphere to create muons. Partially absorbed muons fall onto structures like pyramids. ScanPyramids scientists used detectors to pinpoint the areas where more muons passed through the pyramid. This indicated that they had traversed less material. This allowed them to map the location of the Void.