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.

The IceCube telescope is comprised of more than 5,000 digital optical modules suspended in a cubic kilometer of ice at the South Pole. Read the UW-Madison press release and the BBC News story

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