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Discovery Of Cosmic Neutrinos Signals New Era Of Astronomy
2013-11-21 14:57:06

[ Watch the Video: Cosmic Neutrinos Observed By IceCube Observatory ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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.” Cosmic neutrinos are nearly massless particles that stream to Earth at the speed of light from outside our solar system....

2013-07-19 11:53:07

GERDA sets new limits on extremely rare decay Neutrinos are the most elusive particles having extremely weak interactions with all other particles. They have rather unusual properties and are even expected to be identical with their own antiparticles. So far this property is, however, not experimentally verified even though many studies of neutrinos over the last 60 years have already boosted our understanding of elementary particle physics. Now scientists of the GERDA collaboration...

Neutrino Experiment Installation Underway
2012-09-07 07:20:12

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The first block of what will be the largest, most advanced neutrino experiment in North America is now being installed in Minnesota. On track to come online in 2013, the NuMI Off-Axis Appearance experiment — NOvA for short — will study the properties of neutrinos, such as their masses, and investigate whether they helped give matter an edge over antimatter after both were created in equal amounts in the Big Bang....

Neutrinos Can Alter Exploding Star Physics
2012-08-22 10:27:27

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. Neutrinos are one of the fundamental particles that make up the Universe. Although neutrinos are similar to the electron, they have one important difference; they carry no electrical charge. Being electrically neutral, they are not...

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....

2010-12-01 06:05:00

Search for ultra high energy neutrinos from space turns the moon into part of the 'detector' Seeking to detect mysterious, ultra-high-energy neutrinos from distant regions of space, a team of astronomers used the Moon as part of an innovative telescope system for the search. Their work gave new insight on the possible origin of the elusive subatomic particles and points the way to opening a new view of the Universe in the future. The team used special-purpose electronic equipment brought to...

2010-01-10 12:10:00

International collaboration hunting oscillation of muon to electron Physicists may see data as soon as late summer from the prototype for a $278 million science experiment in northern Minnesota that is being designed to find clues to some fundamental mysteries of the universe. But it could take years before the nation's largest "neutrino" detector answers the profound questions that matter to scientists. Construction is underway now on a 220-ton detector that is the "integration prototype"...

2009-08-17 08:26:18

A project to fire neutrinos through the earth from Illinois to northern Minnesota is back on track because of U.S. stimulus funds, officials say. The Fermilab project, called Nova, has been suspended due to funding problems, but now $40 million is going to build a neutrino detector in Minnesota and another $103 million is heading to Fermilab for other aspects of the project, including a move to boost the power of the neutrino beam, The Washington Post reported Monday. Neutrinos are elementary...

2006-03-15 10:07:24

Max Planck -- Dark matter could light up the first stars in the universe if the dark matter is made up of sterile neutrinos. According to a paper by Peter Biermann, (Max-Planck-Institut fr Radioastronomie, Bonn) and Alexander Kusenko (University of California at Los Angeles), recently published in "Physical Review Letters", sterile neutrino decays speed up the formation of molecular hydrogen and light up the first stars as early as 20-100 million years after the Big Bang. The light from...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Supernova 1987a -- Supernova 1987a was a supernova in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a nearby dwarf galaxy. It occurred approximately 50 kiloparsecs from Earth, the closest supernova since Supernova 1604, which occurred in the Milky Way itself. The light from the supernova reached Earth on February 23, 1987. Its brightness peaked in May with a magnitude of about 3 and slowly declined in the following months. It was modern astronomers' first opportunity to see a supernova up close....

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  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.