Provided by Janet Anderson, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and Megan Watzke, Chandra X-ray Center The giant black hole at the center of the Milky Way may be producing mysterious particles called neutrinos. If confirmed, this would be the...
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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.
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.
International research including the UK and Japan has confirmed that subatomic particles called neutrinos have a new form of identity-shifting property.
Scientists will be using IceCube, the world's largest telescope buried under the South Pole, to hunt for neutrinos.
Researchers using the IceCube Neutrino Observatory have taken the first steps to determine how the highest energy cosmic rays are produced.
A $300-plus million dollar deep sea observatory which will detect high-energy particles bombarding the Earth from outer space has just received priority funding from the European Union.
The Antarctic IceCube observatory, an amazing underground observatory for viewing subatomic particles has finally been completed after ten years of work in a cube of ice under the South Pole.
Katherine Shirey, a high school physics teacher from Arlington, Virginia, has traveled to the ends of the earth to work on IceCube, the worldâ€™s largest neutrino telescope made entirely out of ice.
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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