Cosmic Neutrinos are tiny particles consisting of high energy produced by exploding stars or black holes.
A team of scientists from Antarctica have confirmed the existence of Cosmic Neutrinos. Cosmic Neutrinos are tiny energy filled particles. Neutrinos are considered to be from far out in the Milky Way.
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Neutrinos are produced by violent phenomenon. When black holes age or stars explode Neutrinos are produced. Supernovae and energetic cores of a galaxy can also lead to the formation of the high energy particles.
“Looking for muon neutrinos reaching the detector through the Earth is the way IceCube was supposed to do neutrino astronomy, and with this paper, it delivered,” says Francis Halzen, principal investigator of IceCube and the Hilldale and Gregory Breit Distinguished Professor of Physics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
“It is not quite CMS and ATLAS, but this is as close to an independent confirmation as one can get with a single instrument.”
The Cosmic Neutrinos are scattered across the galaxy due to the violent phenomenon. The neutrinos zipped across space and time to reach the earth and were buried deep in the ice. The particles could also be considered equal to an intergalactic breadcrumb trail.
The trail could point scientists in the right direction for a number of fascinating astronomical phenomena. Neutrinos could also be the answer to many of the deepest secrets of the cosmos.
“Cosmic neutrinos are the key to yet unexplored parts of our universe and might be able to finally reveal the origins of the highest energy cosmic rays, including the rare ‘Oh-My-God’ particles,” says collaboration spokesperson Olga Botner, of Uppsala University.
“The discovery of astrophysical neutrinos hints at the dawn of a new era in astronomy.”
Spotting the Neutrinos is extremely tough. Because they have virtually no mass or electric charge. The first Neutrinos were discovered in 2013 at the South Pole. The first 2 neutrinos found were named ‘Bert and Ernie’.
A study was published today in the journal Physical Review Letters. The study solidifies the existence of the Neutrinos. The study contains 2 years’ worth of data on the neutrinos. The study also reveals the existence of Mouns.
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Mouns are formed when Neutrinos collide with other matter. Scientists found 21 high-energy muons IceCube Neutrino Observatory. When a muon forms it leaves behind a trail of light which mirrors the trail of the neutrino. Scientists suggest they can use the trail to trace the particles to their cosmic source.