IceCube Neutrino Observatory Identifies High-energy Neutrinos
May 20, 2013
A massive telescope in the Antarctic ice reports the detection of 28 extremely high-energy neutrinos that might have their origin in cosmic sources. The findings were described in a talk at the IceCube Particle Astrophysics Symposium at UW-Madison on May 15.
Neutrinos can carry information about the workings of the highest-energy and most distant phenomena in the universe. High-energy neutrinos may result from the most powerful cosmic events such as gamma ray bursts, black holes or star formation.