Within the eternal ice of Antarctica, scientists have observed the first solid evidence for high-energy neutrinos coming from cosmic accelerators beyond our own solar system. Between May 2010 and May 2012 the IceCube detector at the South Pole captured a total of 28 neutrinos with energies greater than 30 teraelectronvolts (TeV). Two of the neutrinos had an energy of more than 1,000 TeV — that’s more than the kinetic energy of a fly in flight — compressed into a single elementary particle. The international IceCube collaboration, in which Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY is the second-largest partner after the Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, now presents these observations in the scientific journal Science.
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