Friday, July 13, 2018

Frozen

I've actually talked to a couple of the scientists involved with the IceCube observatory. It's called that because it's buried in the Antarctic ice...which nicely blocks everything but what they're looking for.

Neutrinos.

And boy have they found them. Not only that, but they've actually worked out where they come from. Seems neutrinos carry fingerprints of where they were "born" with them. This is going to lead, hopefully, to understanding of cosmic rays and where they come from, and may help us learn more about the structure of the universe.

Worth a few scientists getting cold.