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+ - Scientists may have detected neutrinos from another galaxy

Submitted by The Bad Astronomer
The Bad Astronomer (563217) writes "A experiment called IceCube — consisting of sensitive light detectors buried deep in the Antarctic ice — has detected two ultra-high-energy neutrinos, each with over a peta-electronVolt of energy (a quadrillion times the energy of a visible light photon), the highest energy neutrinos ever seen. The two events, nicknamed Bert and Ernie, have a 99% chance of originating outside our galaxy, likely created either by a supermassive black hole or an exploding gamma-ray burst."
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Scientists may have detected neutrinos from another galaxy

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