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On Sept. 22, 2017, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole, represented in this illustration by strings of sensors under the ice, detected a high-energy neutrino that appeared to come from deep space. NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope (center left) pinpointed the source as a supermassive black hole in a galaxy about 4 billion light-years away. It is the first high-energy neutrino source identified from outside our galaxy. Credits: NASA/Fermi and Aurore Simonnet, Sonoma State University

Multimessenger Links to NASA’s Fermi Mission Show How Luck Favors the Prepared

Multimessenger Links to NASA’s Fermi Mission Show How Luck Favors the Prepared In 2017, NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope played a pivotal role in two important breakthroughs occurring just five weeks apart. But what might seem like extraordinary good luck is really the product of research, analysis, preparation and development…

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Illustrations of Neutron Merger and Black Hole A new study using Chandra data of GW170817 indicates that the event that produced gravitational waves likely created the lowest mass black hole known. (Credit: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss)

New era of astronomy uncovers clues about the cosmos

New era of astronomy uncovers clues about the cosmos An illustration of two neutron stars spinning around each other while merging. NASA/CXC/Trinity University/D. Pooley et al. Gregory Sivakoff, University of Alberta and Daryl Haggard, McGill University Astronomers have had a blockbuster year. In addition to tracking down a cosmic source…

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The IceCube observatory detects neutrino and discovers a blazar as its source

The IceCube observatory detects neutrino and discovers a blazar as its source heic a. Doug Cowen, Pennsylvania State University; Azadeh Keivani, Columbia University, and Derek Fox, Pennsylvania State University About four billion years ago, when the planet Earth was still in its infancy, the axis of a black hole about…

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Artist’s impression based on real picture of Icecube lab. IceCube/NSF

Scientists discover a new source of neutrinos in space – opening up another window into the universe

Scientists discover a new source of neutrinos in space – opening up another window into the universe Artist’s impression based on real picture of Icecube lab. IceCube/NSF Simon Peeters, University of Sussex Neutrinos – extremely light, ghostly particles that barely interact with matter – have so far only been observed…

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The Standard Model of particle physics: The absolutely amazing theory of almost everything

The Standard Model of particle physics: The absolutely amazing theory of almost everything How does our world work on a subatomic level? Varsha Y S, CC BY-SA Glenn Starkman, Case Western Reserve University The Standard Model. What dull name for the most accurate scientific theory known to human beings. More…

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Our study suggests the elusive ‘neutrino’ could make up a significant part of dark matter

Our study suggests the elusive ‘neutrino’ could make up a significant part of dark matter Galaxy cluster with dark matter denoted in blue. Smithsonian Institution @ Flickr Commons, CC BY-SA Ian G. McCarthy, Liverpool John Moores University Physicists trying to understand the fundamental structure of nature rely on consistent theoretical…

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Looking up in the main chamber at SNOLAB’s facility in the Vale Creighton nickel mine in Sudbury, Ont., a giant spherical neutrino sensor array the size of a 10 storey building is used to detect subatomic particles that pass through the earth. (Handout)

How scientists unlock secrets of the universe from deep underground

How scientists unlock secrets of the universe from deep underground Looking up in the main chamber at SNOLAB’s facility in the Vale Creighton nickel mine in Sudbury, Ont., a giant spherical neutrino sensor array the size of a 10 storey building is used to detect subatomic particles that pass through…

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We’re building a 1,300km-long underground science experiment to study the world’s most elusive particles

We’re building a 1,300km-long underground science experiment to study the world’s most elusive particles Shutterstock Stefan Söldner-Rembold, University of Manchester In an abandoned gold mine close to Deadwood, South Dakota, construction has started on what is arguably the world’s largest science experiment. I’m part of an international team of around…

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