Latest Neutrino telescope Stories

2012-07-10 11:36:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists will be using IceCube, the world's largest telescope buried under the South Pole, to hunt for neutrinos. IceCube is bigger than the Empire State building, the Chicago Sears Tower and Shanghai's World Financial Center combined, taking a total of 10 years to build. The telescope is designed to help scientists understand the mysterious tiny particles known as neutrinos. These particles are emitted by exploding stars and move...

Neutrino-Detecting Telescope Receives Priority EU Funding
2012-01-23 12:35:23

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 (EU), according to a report by Telegraph Science Correspondent Richard Gray. According to Gray, scientists are hoping that the £210 million ($326 million) Multi-Cubic Kilometre Neutrino Telescope (KM3NeT) will be able to observe trace materials left behind by neutrinos as they pass through our planet....

2010-12-24 07:40:00

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. Building the IceCube, the world's largest observatory, has been a punishing decade-long process in the Antarctic tundra. But now completed, it will allow scientists to study space particles in the search for dark matter, invisible material that makes up most of the Universe's mass. The observatory,...

2010-12-01 09:42:17

Katherine Shirey, a high school physics teacher from Arlington, Virginia, has traveled to the ends of the earth to work on IceCube, the world's largest neutrino telescope made entirely out of ice. She has endured temperatures of -35 degrees Fahrenheit, 24 hours of daylight, and extreme altitudes all in the name of science. Students nationwide have been following Katherine's adventure through her blog. As the country's teaching ambassador at the South Pole, Ms. Shirey has posed and answered a...

2010-11-23 13:49:42

The National Science Foundation has signed a five-year, $34.5-million agreement with the University of Wisconsin-Madison to operate a unique telescope--a cubic kilometer in volume--buried in the Antarctic ice sheet between 1,400 meters and 2,400 meters deep. The collaborative agreement covers the cost of operating the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, located in the ice under the U.S. Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. The observatory records the rare collisions of neutrinos, elusive sub-atomic...

2009-01-14 11:39:00

Five Additional KSTF Teaching Fellows to Aid in Antarctic Research, Bringing Polar Science into the Classroom MOORESTOWN, N.J., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Casey O'Hara, KSTF Teaching Fellow and National Board Certified physics teacher at Belmont, California's Carlmont High School, will travel to the South Pole during the 2009-2010 winter (austral summer) to take part in the construction of IceCube (www.icecube.wisc.edu), the world's largest telescope built to detect neutrino particles and the...

2008-12-16 14:11:16

An international team of scientists is working under Antarctica's snow-covered surface to build the world's largest neutrino telescope. The telescope -- called IceCube -- will occupy a cubic kilometer of Antarctica when it is completed in 2011, said University of Delaware Professor Thomas Gaisser, one of the project's lead scientists. IceCube will provide new information about some of the most violent and far-away astrophysical events in the cosmos, said Gaisser, who is managing the...

2008-12-10 12:52:46

It's 40 degrees F below zero (with the wind chill) at the South Pole today. Yet a research team from the University of Delaware is taking it all in stride. The physicists, engineers and technicians from the University of Delaware's Bartol Research Institute are part of an international team working to build the world's largest neutrino telescope in the Antarctic ice, far beneath the continent's snow-covered surface. Dubbed "IceCube," the telescope will occupy a cubic kilometer of Antarctica...

2006-03-21 14:26:05

NSF -- An international team of scientists and engineers has taken a major step toward completion of what will be the world's preeminent cosmic neutrino observatory, harnessing a sophisticated hot-water drill to build an observatory under the South Pole that eventually will encompass a cubic kilometer of ice. Scientists leading a consortium building the massive neutrino telescope known as IceCube say that this year they have nearly doubled the size of the detector now under construction at...

2006-02-17 20:37:06

TOKYO -- Hoping to unlock the mysteries of black holes and the Big Bang, a team of scientists from Japan and seven other countries has apparently detected its first neutrinos in a multiyear project underway in Antarctica. The project, dubbed "IceCube," was launched in 2002, but only detected its first neutrinos on Jan. 29, recording the faint flashes of light given off by the particles when they interact with electrons in water molecules, team member Shigeru Yoshida, a cosmic-ray physics...

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2009-05-14 17:51:56

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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