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Friday, December 19, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘IceCube’

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Visit the NASA/JPL website to view more Astronomy Pictures of the Day Ice Fishing for Cosmic Neutrinos Credit: NSF / B. Gudbjartsson, IceCube Collaboration Explanation: Scientists are melting holes in the bottom of the world. In fact, almost 100 holes melted near the South Pole are now being used as astronomical observatories. Astronomers with the IceCube Neutrino Observatory lowered into each vertical lake a long string knotted with basketball-sized light detectors. The ... Full Story

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