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Detecting neutrinos, physicists look into the heart of the sun
August 27, 2014
Using one of the most sensitive neutrino detectors on the planet, an international team of physicists in the partially NSF-funded Borexino experiment report that for the first time they have directly detected neutrinos created by the "keystone" proton-proton fusion process going on at the Sun's core.
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
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