Physicists detect rare geo-neutrino particles, peek into earth core

Monday, March 29, 2010 - 08:28 in Astronomy & Space

Using a delicate instrument located under a mountain in central Italy, physicists are measuring some of the faintest and rarest particles ever detected, geo-neutrinos, with the greatest precision yet achieved. The data reveal, for the first time, a well defined signal, above background noise, of the extremely rare geo-neutrino particle from deep within Earth.

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