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Scientists find first neutrinos from distant space [Video]

The world has heard the first faint whispers of the most powerful cataclysms in the universe. Scientists working on theIceCube experiment in Antarctica report that they have found 28 neutrinos that must have come to earth from explosions in the distant universe—the first time scientists have found neutrinos coming from outside our own solar system. We wrote about the detections in the November issue of Scientific American, but the researchers have just now published their results in the journal Science. The results open up a new era of astronomy, allowing researchers to study not just the light from distant objects, but the fundamental particles that they generate as well.

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