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Researchers Detect Low-energy Neutrinos, Probe Energy Production in Sun's Center
September 3, 2007
In collaboration with scientists from institutions in the United States and Europe, researchers from Virginia Tech have observed tell-tale signals of neutrinos emitted by thermonuclear fusion reactions that power the sun deep in its interior.
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