Ghost Particles

  • IceCube Neutrino Observatory scientists claim to have discovered evidence for astrophysical tau neutrinos.
  • Neutrinos are subatomic particles with minimal interaction with matter, allowing them to travel long distances without disturbance.
  • Tau neutrinos are especially elusive and difficult to detect, earning them the nickname "ghost particle."
  • Seven candidate tau neutrino events were detected in the data with very low expected background, indicating a strong likelihood of their authenticity.
  • Astrophysical neutrinos, including tau neutrinos, originate from the farthest reaches beyond our galaxy.
  • IceCube Observatory uses strings of digital optical modules (DOMs) embedded deep within Antarctic ice to detect ....
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