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...
Cool! —Ben Construction of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory was completed at the the South Pole in Antarctica on December 18, 2010 New Zealand time. This scientific milestone marks completion of the world’s largest neutrino detector and a powerful tool for exploring the Universe… http://icecube.wisc.edu/complete.php
The IceCube Neutrino Observatory, built over a decade at a cost of $271 million, is buried under the South Pole... and longer than the world's tallest skyscrapers combined. More »
The IceCube Neutrino Observatory, built over a decade at a cost of $271 million, is buried under the South Pole... and longer than the world's tallest skyscrapers combined. Late last week construction of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory wrapped up at the National Science Foundation's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica. Show More Summary
After five years of construction, an international team has put the finishing touches on the University of Wisconsin’s IceCube Neutrino Observatory. Located in Antarctica, the observatory is looking specifically for high-energy neutrinos, which are created in violent cosmic events such as super novae and gamma ray bursts. Show More Summary
Culminating a decade of planning, innovation and testing, construction of the world's largest neutrino observatory, installed in the ice of the Antarctic plateau at the geographic South Pole, was successfully completed Dec. 18, 2010, New Zealand time. Show More Summary
After two decades of planning, the world’s first kilometer-scale neutrino observatory should finally be completed by this December. Named IceCube, it will consist of an array of 5,160 optical sensors embedded within one cubic kilometer...Show More Summary
After nearly two decades of planning, the $270 million IceCube neutrino observatory is finally being built in the frozen desert of Antarctica. The observatory may finally be able to observe and study neutrinos, which until now have remained largely allusive. Aside from light, neutrinos are the most abundant particles in the universe. Show More Summary
In December 2010, IceCube -- the world's first kilometer-scale neutrino observatory, located beneath the Antarctic ice -- will finally be completed after two decades of planning. A new article provides a comprehensive description of the observatory, its instrumentation, and its scientific mission
by Jill Sakai, University of Wisconsin Though still under construction, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole is already delivering scientific results — including an early finding about a phenomenon the telescope was not even designed to study. This … Continue reading ?