Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers The IceCube Neutrino Detector at the South Pole Hits Paydirt

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers The IceCube Neutrino Detector at the South Pole Hits Paydirt

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Photo-illustration: IceCube Collaboration/NSFAfter 3.9 billion years of hurtling unhindered through the vast reaches of the universe, a ghostly neutrino particle died on 22 September 2017. It was annihilated when it collided with an atom in the frozen darkness two kilometers beneath the surface of the south polar ice cap. But this subatomic particle’s death did…