Cool Way To Detect Cosmic Neutrinos In IceCube

Want to find neutrinos from the cosmic Big Bang? Get ice cold. This subterranean telescope can catch cosmic neutrinos.


Here's the link, which also includes a photo of the hot water drill they used to get 2450 meters deep:

I know it cost $279 million, but that seems really cheap compared to lots of other things we spend money on, and it's way bigger than the Eiffel Tower, as the illustration shows. "Bert" and "Ernie" are the names of the first two cosmic neutrinos they think have been discovered.

IceCube. Not just a rapper or a way to cool your drink. Discovering the Big Bang one Sesame Street Character at a time. (Or for the older folks, the taxi-driver and the cop from "It's a Wonderful Life.)
     Posted By: gdanea - Thu May 16, 2013
     Category: Experiments

Discover the 'Big Bang' with Elmo - or not.
Posted by tadchem on 05/17/13 at 01:53 PM
I remember a story of a similar "telescope" that used an abandoned flooded section of a salt mine.
Posted by KDP on 05/17/13 at 02:09 PM
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