Latest IceCube Neutrino Observatory Stories
The giant black hole at the center of the Milky Way may be producing mysterious particles called neutrinos. If confirmed, this would be the first time that scientists have traced neutrinos back to a black hole.
We use our smartphones for a myriad of things, from normal phone activities to finding constellations in the night’s sky. And soon, your smartphone could be used to detect cosmic rays, much like the high-end, multimillion-dollar observatories.
NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) has chosen a team at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, to build its first Earth science-related CubeSat mission.
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Scientists at a massive underground particle detector in Antarctica called the IceCube South Pole Neutrino Observatory have detected high-energy neutrinos, ideal for the future of "extreme astronomy" because they can be used to detect the sources of cosmic rays and provide information about our universe's most violent and least-understood phenomena.
Astronomers working with the IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica have announced that they have, for the first time, observed 28 very high-energy particle events, leading them to conclude that "the era of neutrino astronomy has begun.”
Streaming across the Universe are high-energy charged particles, known as cosmic rays. For more than their origins have remained a mystery.
A new observatory has begun formal operations in Mexico. The High-Altitude Water Cherenkov Gamma Ray Observatory is designed to study the origin of very high-energy cosmic rays and observe the most energetic objects in the known universe.
Within the heart of exploding stars, sparse halos of neutrinos exert a previously unrecognized influence on the physics of the explosion and may alter which elements can be forged by these violent events.
Scientists will be using IceCube, the world's largest telescope buried under the South Pole, to hunt for neutrinos.
The IceCube Neutrino Observatory is a neutrino telescope that is currently being built at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. IceCube is being constructed in deep Antarctic ice by deploying thousands of PMTs (photomultiplier tubes) at depths of 4750 to 8000 feet. These spherical optical sensors are deployed on strings of sixty modules each, into holes melted by hot water drilling. Since 2005, 59 strings have been deployed and installation is expected to be complete by 2011. The strings are...
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