In one of the harshest, most remote places on Earth, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory recently made a remarkable and award-winning breakthrough for astronomy. This is just a brief summary, please visit Environmental Graffiti to see the full, formatted version of the article
Scientists have been searching for evidence of the elusive neutrino particle from outer space for decades. Thanks to the IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica, researchers have finally found the first neutrinos in our solar system since 1987, opening the door for countless potential discoveries about the universe.
Physicists working at the IceCube South Pole Observatory have captured 28 extraterrestrial neutrinos — those mysterious and extremely powerful subatomic particles that can pass straight through solid matter. Welcome to an entirely new age of astronomy. Read more...
The IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole was the first to discover ultrahigh-energy neutrinos which most likely were the result of cosmic acceleration in outer space. Billions of neutrinos penetrate every square centimeter of the Earth including your body,...
For decades, scientists have been searching for ghostly neutrino particles from outer space, and now they have finally found them. Using the IceCub... Read more: Extraterrestrials on Earth, Extraterrestrial Particles, Astrophysics, Neutrinos,...Show More Summary
MADISON, Wis. – The IceCube Neutrino Observatory, a particle detector buried in the Antarctic ice, is a demonstration of the power of the human passion for discovery, where scientific ingenuity meets technological innovation. Today,Show More Summary
Using data from the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole, scientists have reported progress in understanding the longstanding mystery of how and where cosmic rays originate, in a development that might help us find ways toShow More Summary
The origin of cosmic rays in the universe has confounded scientists for decades. But a study by researchers using data from the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole reveals new information that may help unravel the longstanding...Show More Summary
A couple months ago, scientists with IceCube, an Antarctica-based neutrino observatory, discovered two very high-energy neutrinos — named Bert and Ernie — that appeared to have originated from beyond our solar system. This is amazing news, and we talked to the researchers about what it means. Read more...
Although cosmic rays were discovered 100 years ago, their origin remains one of the most enduring mysteries in physics. Until now. A massive telescope at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory in the Antarctic ice reports the detection of 28 extremely high-energy...
The IceCube observatory has turned a cubic kilometer of Earth itself into an observatory, and has managed to see some of the highest-energy neutrino collisions ever proposed, let alone actually observed.
Scientists at the IceCube South Pole Neutrino Observatory have captured the highest energy neutrinos that have ever been seen. And to find them, they used faster-than-light particles and a hole drilled 1.5 miles under the Antarctic ice. Read more...
In 1912, Austrian physicist Victor Hess was using balloons to measure radiation levels in the Earth’s atmosphere. His innovative and meticulous work required him to travel with the balloon up to altitudes of 5.3 km, monitoring the measuring equipment and … Continue reading ?
Analysis of data from the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, a massive detector deployed in deep ice at the U.S. Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica at the geographic South Pole, recently provided new insight into one of the most...Show More Summary
Although cosmic rays were discovered 100 years ago, their origin remains one of the most enduring mysteries in physics. Now, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, a massive detector in Antarctica, is homing in on how the highest energy cosmic rays are produced.
South Pole scientists have built a 1400-meter deep ice hole observatory in search of an elusive subatomic particle.
This is a gigantic hole that's been melted into the South Pole. It's one of the 100 or so such vertical caves that have been punched into the Antarctic surface as part of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, which is searching for tiny, almost massless particles known as neutrinos. Show More Summary
The South Pole may be as geographically far away from Santa's home as is possible, but that didn't prevent Christmas from coming early to the scientific base that is located there. Last week, researchers completed construction of the...Show More Summary
On Saturday, Dec. 18, scientists at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory lowered their last strand of particle detectors into the ice beneath them. The garland of 86 basketball-sized optical sensors completed a frozen array of 5,160 detectors that will search for neutrinos 1.5 km beneath the surface at the South Pole.
The IceCube Neutrino Observatory, longer than the world's tallest skyscrapers combined built over a decade buried under the South Pole at the National Science Foundation's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica, is ready to begin its serach for enigmatic dark...