High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC)

HAWC is a gamma ray observatory that has been in operation since August 1, 2013. The observatory currently utilizes 300 Cherenkov detectors, which track high energy cosmic rays and gamma rays. The data gathered at HAWC will be used in research related to supernova explosions and the evolution of supermassive black holes.

The HAWC facility. (Los Alamos National Laboratory)

A brief educational video about the HAWC facility.