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Researcher discusses IceCube neutrino sensor array

Phys.org - Fri 13 Jul 18

Dozens of scientists and engineers across multiple divisions at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) played a role in the design, development, and ...

Fermi Telescope locates extragalactic source of "ghost particles"

Gizmag - Fri 13 Jul 18

About 3.7 billion years ago, when life was just beginning to take hold on this planet, a neutrino was thrown out of a blazar and launched towards Earth – and it just landed. The ghostly ...

Violent black holes spit neutrinos at Earth and we finally caught one

Newscientist - Thu 12 Jul 18

For the first time, we have traced a high-energy neutrino back to its origin - a black hole 4 billion light years away - and solved an old cosmic mystery

Ice reveals a messenger from a blazing galaxy

Science Now - Thu 12 Jul 18

The IceCube Neutrino Detector at the South Pole Hits Paydirt

IEEE Spectrum - Thu 12 Jul 18

A single subatomic collision has opened a new door in astronomy

Black Hole Ghost Particle Caught Striking Earth

Discover Magazine - Thu 12 Jul 18

Four billion years ago, an immense galaxy with a black hole at its heart spewed forth a jet of particles at nearly the speed of light. One of those particles, a neutrino that is just a fraction ...

The Solar Neutrino Problem — Science's Original Neutrino Mystery

Discover Magazine - Thu 12 Jul 18

Back in 1938, physicist Hans Bethe figured out that the Sun and other stars generate energy by fusing hydrogen into helium. With that mystery solved, solar scientists thought they had a pretty ...

What Is A Blazar? It's Like Staring Down The Barrel Of A Black Hole

Discover Magazine - Thu 12 Jul 18

On Thursday, researchers announced that they’d caught a single, tiny, high-energy particle called a neutrino that had rained down on Earth from a supermassive black hole some 4 billion light-years ...

Source of cosmic 'ghost' particle revealed

BBC News - Thu 12 Jul 18

Researchers believe a galactic "monster" is a source of cosmic neutrinos detected on Earth.

A distant galaxy is spewing neutrinos straight at us

Cosmos Magazine - Thu 12 Jul 18

Antarctic detector finds a possible link between high-energy fundamental particles and a violent “blazar”. Phil Dooley reports.

Ghost particle sent from deep in space could change our understanding of the universe, scientists reveal

The Independent - Thu 12 Jul 18

The neutrino was flung out of a 'blazar': a jet spewing forth from a supermassive black hole

A high-energy neutrino has been traced to its galactic birthplace

ScienceNews - Thu 12 Jul 18

The high-energy particle was born in a blazar 4 billion light-years away, scientists report.

More than century-old riddle resolved—a blazar is a source of high-energy neutrinos

Phys.org - Thu 12 Jul 18

An international team of scientists has found the first evidence of a source of high-energy cosmic neutrinos, ghostly subatomic particles that can travel unhindered for billions of light years ...

NSF's IceCube Observatory Finds First Evidence of Cosmic Neutrino Source , Newswise - Thu 12 Jul 18

VERITAS supplies critical piece to neutrino discovery puzzle

Phys.org - Thu 12 Jul 18

The VERITAS array has confirmed the detection of high-energy gamma rays from the vicinity of a supermassive black hole located in a distant galaxy, TXS 0506+056. While these detections are relatively ...

VERITAS supplies critical piece to neutrino discovery puzzle, SpaceDaily - Fri 13 Jul 18
VERITAS supplies critical piece to neutrino discovery puzzle, ScienceDaily - Thu 12 Jul 18

IceCube: Unlocking the Secrets of Cosmic Rays

SPACE.com - Sat 14 Jul 18

Buried deep in the Antarctic ice, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory may solve one of the biggest mysteries in astronomy, answering the questions behind the origin of neutrinos and cosmic rays.

Neutrino From Supermassive Black Hole in Another Galaxy Detected in Antarctica

Extremetech - Fri 13 Jul 18

Scientists using the IceCube observatory detected a high-energy neutrino striking the Antarctic ice. It had an energy of 300 trillion electron volts -- 45 times more energy than the Large Hadron ...

Scientists capture mysterious 'ghost particle' in a giant ice cube in 'triumph' that changes how we see the universe

FOXNews - Fri 13 Jul 18

Scientists have captured a ghost-like subatomic particle on Earth, helping to solve a mystery baffling scientists for 100 years.

Scientists trace the origin of high-energy cosmic radiation

Engadget - Fri 13 Jul 18

This week, the National Science Foundation announced a groundbreaking discovery that provides answers to a question scientists have been asking for decades. A team at the NSF IceCube ...

'Godfather of IceCube' Talks Hunting Neutrinos

SPACE.com - Fri 13 Jul 18

IceCube principle investigator Francis Halzen discusses how the unique observatory was built and the plans for its future.

Neutrino-Discovery Inside Scoop: Q&A with 'Godfather of IceCube' Francis Halzen

SPACE.com - Fri 13 Jul 18

IceCube Neutrino Observatory principal investigator Francis Halzen talks about how researchers worked together to track a high-energy neutrino to its source for the first time.

Discovery of a Cosmic-Ray Source Is a Triumph of 'Multimesssenger Astronomy'

SPACE.com - Thu 12 Jul 18

The discovery of a cosmic-ray source is a triumph of multimesssenger astronomy, in which scientists use multiple types of signals to probe deep cosmological questions.

A tiny collision beneath the South Pole just changed how we see the universe - CNET

CNET - Thu 12 Jul 18

Scientists have traced a ghostly particle in Antarctic ice back to its source nearly 4 billion light-years away. Here's how that could change everything.

'Superstar' Eta Carinae acts like a ginormous cosmic-ray gun, but why?

FOXNews - Thu 12 Jul 18

A huge star system 7,500 light-years away is shooting out radiation at superhigh speeds.

Supermassive black hole shot a neutrino straight at Earth

Ars Technica - Thu 12 Jul 18

For the first time, we have an optical signal to match a cosmic neutrino.

High-energy rays that have baffled scientists for 100 years are traced to giant elliptical galaxy

Daily Mail - Thu 12 Jul 18

Discovering the ghost-like particle could provide an entirely new way of looking at the cosmos. It was found using the IceCube observatory, a huge facility sunk a mile beneath the surface ...

Scientists Just Identified the First Blazing Source of Ghostly Cosmic Neutrinos

Livescience - Thu 12 Jul 18

An international team of astronomers have pinpointed a supermassive black hole at the center of a distant galaxy as the first known source for the ghostly particles.

Ghostly particles give scientists new understanding of universe

Reuters - Thu 12 Jul 18

A breakthrough in the study of ghostly particles called high-energy neutrinos that traverse space, zipping unimpeded through people, planets and whole galaxies, is giving scientists an audacious ...

Astronomers trace the source of a high-energy particle that slammed into Earth

The Verge - Thu 12 Jul 18

Astronomers may have discovered the deep-space origin of a mysterious high-energy particle that plunged straight through Earth last year. The tiny particle, known as a neutrino, ...

We may finally know where the 'ghost particles' that surround us come from

Popular Science - Thu 12 Jul 18

Space Neutrinos, meet IceCube. Ghost particles, AKA neutrinos, are literally everywhere—trillions of them, each with barely any mass at all, are passing through your body ...

After years of searching, scientists finally trace high-energy neutrinos to a blazar

L.A. Times - Thu 12 Jul 18

Using a neutrino detector made of Antarctic ice, astronomers have for the first time pinpointed the source of a handful of high-energy neutrinos from far beyond our galaxy: a powerful blazar ...

Here's Why the Neutrino Discovery Is a Big Deal

SPACE.com - Thu 12 Jul 18

Scientists have spotted an incredibly energetic, incredibly tiny "ghost" particle called a neutrino flying through Antarctic ice and traced it back to its origins to a specific blazar, but why ...

High-Energy 'Ghost Particle' Traced to Distant Galaxy in Astronomy Breakthrough

SPACE.com - Thu 12 Jul 18

Astronomers have traced a high-energy neutrino to its cosmic source for the first time ever, solving a century-old mystery in the process.

Tracing a Neutrino to Its Source: The Discovery in Pictures

SPACE.com - Thu 12 Jul 18

On July 12, 2018, researchers announced that they had traced a high-energy neutrino to its extragalactic source for the first time, using a system of detectors buried in Antarctic ice. See images ...

Watch Astrophysics ‘Breakthrough’ Announcement

Geek.com - Wed 11 Jul 18

Tune in today as a team of international astrophysicists unveil a “breakthrough” discovery. The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) is hosting a press conference to announce recent ...

An Astrophysics 'Breakthrough' Will Be Unveiled Thursday. Here's How to Watch.

SPACE.com - Tue 10 Jul 18

An international team of astrophysicists will reveal a major discovery Thursday (July 12), and you can watch the announcement live.

IceCube Neutrino Observatory traces ghost particle to distant galaxy

UPI - Thu 12 Jul 18

With the help of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica, astronomers have identified the origins of a cosmic neutrino, an elusive subatomic particle.

What's a Blazar? A Galactic Bakery for Cosmic Rays

Wired Science - Thu 12 Jul 18

Astrophysicists have traced the origin of some of Earth’s cosmic rays to a blazar 4 billion light years away.

Blazars explained

Astronomy.com - Thu 12 Jul 18

What is it like to stare down the barrel of a black hole?

A cosmic particle spewed from a distant galaxy strikes Earth

Astronomy.com - Thu 12 Jul 18

The rare detection of a high-energy neutrino hints at how these strange particles are created.

SD mines scientists and students contribute to IceCube breakthrough

SpaceDaily - Thu 19 Jul 18

Rapid City SD (SPX) Jul 19, 2018 An international team of scientists, including researchers at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, have found the first evidence of a source of ...

Subaru Telescope helps pinpoint origin of ultra-high energy neutrino

Eurekalert - Fri 13 Jul 18

For the first time, the source object which produced an ultra-high energy neutrino has been identified. This discovery was made possible by collaboration between the IceCube experiment in Antarctica ...

Hawaii telescopes help unravel long-standing cosmic mystery

SpaceDaily - Fri 13 Jul 18

Manoa HI (SPX) Jul 13, 2018 Astronomers and physicists around the world, including in Hawaii, have begun to unravel a long-standing cosmic mystery. Using a vast array of telescopes in space ...

Hawaii telescopes help unravel long-standing cosmic mystery, Eurekalert - Thu 12 Jul 18

IceCube neutrinos point to long-sought cosmic ray accelerator

SpaceDaily - Fri 13 Jul 18

Madison WI (SPX) Jul 13, 2018 An international team of scientists has found the first evidence of a source of high-energy cosmic neutrinos, ghostly subatomic particles that can travel unhindered ...

IceCube neutrinos point to long-sought cosmic ray accelerator, Science Blog - Thu 12 Jul 18

NASA's Fermi Traces Source of Cosmic Neutrino to Monster Black Hole

SpaceDaily - Fri 13 Jul 18

Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jul 13, 2018 For the first time ever, scientists using NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have found the source of a high-energy neutrino from outside our galaxy. This ...

VLA Gives Tantalizing Clues About Source of Energetic Cosmic Neutrino

Newswise - Thu 12 Jul 18

A single, ghostly subatomic particle that traveled some 4 billion light-years before reaching Earth has helped astronomers pinpoint a likely source of high-energy cosmic rays for the first time. ...

Breakthrough in the search for cosmic particle accelerators

ScienceDaily - Thu 12 Jul 18

In a global observation campaign, scientist have for the first time located a source of high-energy cosmic neutrinos, ghostly elementary particles that travel billions of light years through ...

Q&A: Berkeley Lab's Spencer Klein Talks About IceCube Then and Now, and What's Next

Newswise - Thu 12 Jul 18

In this Q&A, Berkeley Lab physicist Spencer Klein, who has been a part of the IceCube collaboration since 2004, discusses Berkeley Lab's historic contributions to IceCube, and IceCube's contributions ...