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Princeton Scientists Confirm Long-held Theory About Source of Sunshine
August 20, 2007
Physicists have made the first real-time observation of low-energy solar neutrinos, providing long-sought proof of the theory regarding how these fundamental particles are produced in the sun's core.
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