• Ghostly particles give scientists new understanding of universe

    9 days ago - By Reuters

    A breakthrough in the study of ghostly particles called high-energy neutrinos that traverse space, zipping unimpeded through people, planets and whole galaxies, is giving scientists an audacious new way to expand our understanding of the cosmos.
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  • VERITAS supplies critical piece to neutrino discovery puzzle

    9 days ago - By Phys.org

    The VERITAS array has confirmed the detection of high-energy gamma rays from the vicinity of a supermassive black hole located in a distant galaxy, TXS 0506+056. While these detections are relatively common for VERITAS, this blackhole is potentially the first known astrophysical source of high-energy cosmic neutrinos, a type of ghostly subatomic particle that can be made at astrophysical sources of ultra-high energy cosmic rays.
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  • Astronomers trace the source of a high-energy particle that slammed into Earth

    Astronomers trace the source of a high-energy particle that slammed into Earth

    9 days ago - By The Verge

    Astronomers may have discovered the deep-space origin of a mysterious high-energy particle that plunged straight through Earth last year. The tiny particle, known as a neutrino, seems to have come from a hyperactive black hole located 4 billion light-years away. It's the first time researchers have pinpointed the possible origin for one of these high-energy neutrinos, bringing scientists closer to figuring out the objects that produce these strange lightweight particles that fill the Universe.
    In September, researchers working near the South Pole detected the presence of a super...
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  • High-Energy 'Ghost Particle' Traced to Distant Galaxy in Astronomy Breakthrough

    9 days ago - By Space

    Astronomers have traced a high-energy neutrino to its cosmic source for the first time ever, solving a century-old mystery in the process.
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  • Tracing a Neutrino to Its Source: The Discovery in Pictures

    9 days ago - By Space

    On July 12, 2018, researchers announced that they had traced a high-energy neutrino to its extragalactic source for the first time, using a system of detectors buried in Antarctic ice. See images related to the big discovery here.
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  • A ghostly particle detected in Antarctica has led astronomers to a super-massive spinning black hole called a 'blazar'

    A ghostly particle detected in Antarctica has led astronomers to a super-massive spinning black hole called a 'blazar'

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    The origin of the universe's most powerful cosmic rays , or high-speed particles, has been difficult to determine for decades.
    Astronomers recently used ghostly particles called neutrinos to verify the source of high-energy cosmic rays.
    IceCube , a huge detector embedded in the ice of Antarctica, led to the discovery.
    Enormous, rapidly spinning black holes called blazars appear to emit cosmic rays.
    Astronomers say they've more or less confirmed a key source of cosmic rays - some of the highest-energy yet most enigmatic radiation in the universe - with the detection of a single "ghostly...
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  • A Cosmic First: Ultra-High Energy Neutrinos Found, From Blazing Galaxies Across The Universe

    9 days ago - By Forbes

    In 1987, we detected neutrinos from another galaxy in a supernova. After a 30 year wait, we've found something even better.
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  • More than century-old riddle resolved-a blazar is a source of high-energy neutrinos

    9 days ago - By Phys.org

    An international team of scientists has found the first evidence of a source of high-energy cosmic neutrinos, ghostly subatomic particles that can travel unhindered for billions of light years from the most extreme environments in the universe to Earth.
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