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Neutrino Detector Space observation

Neutrino Detector Space observation

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Two thousand meters underground, a giant sphere has begun to detect almost invisible particles. These particles, the neutrinos, are extremely abundant in the Universe, but are generally capable of passing through any body.

By filling this 12-meter sphere with a rare type of heavy water and surrounding it with light detectors, astrophysicists hope to catch an occasional collision.

Since the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) is sensitive to all types of neutrinos, the results can give clues to how many types of neutrinos there are, how our own Sun emits neutrinos, and even how important neutrinos are in the composition of all the universe.

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