The Cosmic Neutrino Background Would Tell Us Plenty About the Universe

Readers of Universe Today are probably already familiar with the concept of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). Its serendipitous discovery…

3 months ago

Scientists are Recommending IceCube Should be Eight Times Bigger

The IceCube Neutrino Observatory, operated by the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-M), located at the Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica,…

6 months ago

When Stars Consume Their Partners, We Could Detect a Blast of Neutrinos

You might be familiar with the bizarre ritual of the female praying mantis which, I’m told, bites off the head…

7 months ago

IceCube Makes a Neutrino Map of the Milky Way

We've seen the Milky Way with ultraviolet eyes, through x-ray vision, gamma-ray views, radio emissions, microwaves, and visible light. Now,…

12 months ago

Plans are Underway to Build a 30 Cubic Kilometer Neutrino Telescope

How do astronomers look for neutrinos? These small, massless particles whiz through the universe at very close to the speed…

1 year ago

IceCube Senses Neutrinos Streaming From an Active Galaxy 47 Million Light-Years Away

Researchers using the IceCube Neutrino Observatory have detected neutrinos emanating from the energetic core of an active galaxy millions of…

2 years ago

We Finally Know Where the Highest Energy Cosmic Rays are Coming From: Blazars

Way out there in space is a class of objects called blazars. Think of them as extreme particle accelerators, able…

2 years ago

A Mission Concept to fly a Solar Neutrino Detector Close to the Sun

Astronomers have proposed a concept mission to fly a neutrino observatory into orbit around the Sun to get a better…

2 years ago

Experiment Finds no Sign of Sterile Neutrinos

A search for sterile neutrinos finds they are not the solution to dark matter.

3 years ago

Astronomers Track a Neutrino Back to the Source. Where a Black Hole Tore Apart a Star

Neutrinos are notoriously finicky particles.  Hundreds of trillions pass through a person’s body every second, yet they hardly seem to…

3 years ago