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July 12, 2018

NSF animation of the IceCube detection

Shown in this animation, a neutrino that has traveled across space from a blazar, enters the ice of Antarctica. Just before reaching the IceCube detector, the neutrino collides with an atom's nucleus, resulting in a muon particle. The muon continues through the deep ice and emits blue light which is detected by the photosensors in IceCube.

Credit: Nicolle R. Fuller/NSF

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