UK invests $88m in major US physics experiment

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The UK pledged an $88 million investment toward the U.S. government's yet to be completed subterranean particle physics experiment this week.

The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, also known as DUNE, begins at the Long Baseline Neutrino Facility at the Fermilab in Illinois.

It ends 800 miles away at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota.

When finished, it will produce the world's highest-intensity neutrino beam using the Fermilab's proton accelerator.

This beam will travel westward through the Earth's mantle to South Dakota where scientists will gather data on the neutrino particles.

Scientists believe the DUNE project could lead to a deeper understanding of these weightless subatomic particles and how the universe came to be.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Distance laboratories involved in DUNE
2. Depiction of DUNE
3. Depiction of neutrino beam
4. Depiction of neutrino particle

VOICEOVER (in English):
"The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, also known as DUNE, begins at the Long Baseline Neutrino Facility at the Fermilab in Illinois."

"It ends 800 miles away at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota."

"The UK pledged an $88 million investment toward the yet to be completed project."

"When finished, it'll produce the world's highest-intensity neutrino beam using the Fermilab's proton accelerator."

"This beam will travel westward through the Earth's mantle to South Dakota where scientists will gather data on the neutrino particles.

"Scientists believe the DUNE project could lead to a deeper understanding of these weightless subatomic particles and how the universe came to be."

SOURCES: Fermilab, Indiana University, The White House
http://lbnf.fnal.gov
http://www.indiana.edu/~rcapub/v30n2/neutrino.shtml
https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2017/09/20/united-states-and-united-kingdom-sign-landmark-science-and-technology-agreement