It's no wonder the Great Pyramid of Giza is considered one of the "Seven Wonders of the Ancient World." It's 4,000 years old and scientists are still wondering how it was built, and what secrets it may be hiding.
The search could uncover previously unknown internal structures, and maybe some hidden passages and chambers. One scientist on the team is even hoping that a secret door in Tutankhamen's tomb might lead the way to Queen Nefertiti's burial chamber.
The muon detectors will essentially take an x-ray of the pyramids, explains Jennifer Ouellette over at Gizmodo--except muon rays are able to pass through dense objects such as stone. Depending on how many muons are able to pass through the structure, scientists will know how dense different areas are, which is helpful if you're looking for secret chambers.
Motherboard notes that the project will kick off in November 2016.