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IceCube pushes neutrinos to the forefront of astronomy

November 21, 2013

group of scientist The IceCube Collaboration announces the observation of 28 very high-energy particle events that constitute the first solid evidence for astrophysical neutrinos from cosmic accelerators. "This is the first indication of very high-energy neutrinos coming from outside our solar system, with energies more than 1 million times those observed in 1987 in connection with a supernova seen in the Large Magellanic Cloud," says Francis Halzen, principal investigator of IceCube. Full Story

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