SuperTIGER (Super Trans-Iron Galactic Element Recorder)

This illustration shows NASA's SuperTIGER instrument in shades of blue. This balloon-borne instrument has a main, box-shaped body on top of a structure that has panels attached to the bottom and a piece of the structure that extends outward on one side of the box-shaped instrument body.
December 20, 2022
Historical DateDecember 20, 2022
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An illustration of NASA's SuperTIGER instrument. The colors depicted in this illustration are for artistic purposes only.

SuperTIGER is a balloon-borne instrument flown above Antarctica. It detects and measures cosmic rays, high-energy particles and atomic nuclei from beyond our solar system and galaxy that constantly reach the top of Earth’s atmosphere.