Rare tiny neutrinos may have huge implications for astronomy

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 23:00 in Astronomy & Space

The 28 subatomic particles from deep space detected within an Antarctic glacier are mysterious and extremely powerful, suggesting a new way of looking at the universe, scientists say. Together, they contain a tiny fraction of the mass of a single electron. But the 28 neutrinos from deep space detected by an icy observatory beneath the South Pole promise a revolution in the study of the universe, scientists said Thursday.

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