Become a fan of Slashdot on Facebook

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Submission + - Scientists may have detected neutrinos from another galaxy

The Bad Astronomer 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.
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Scientists may have detected neutrinos from another galaxy

Comments Filter:

If you are smart enough to know that you're not smart enough to be an Engineer, then you're in Business.

Working...