First two NOvA far-detector blocks now in position

Workers at the NOvA far-detector building in Ash River, Minn., pivot NOvA block 1 into position. Block 0 can be seen in the background. Photo: William Miller, NOvA installation manager

Workers at the NOvA far-detector site in Ash River, Minn., recently installed the second NOvA far-detector block. The first two blocks, called block 0 and block 1, will be joined by a third on Oct. 25.

Watch a live webcast of the installation of the NOvA detector blocks.

NOvA far-detector blocks 0 and 1 are in position. This view shows the tops of the two blocks. Photo: William Miller, NOvA installation manager