Blog #14

Information regarding a major breakthrough in subatomic physics was released last week. Neutrinos are particles so small that trillions of them are passing through your body as you read this. Fortunately, they rarely collide with anything. So they don’t cause any problems. But what are they? In an effort to track down an answer, the Ice Cube Neutrino Observatory was established a few years ago at the South Pole. Thousands of sensors were placed within a cubic kilometer of ice. Neutrinos have a ghostly presence. They pass through the ice, and the Earth, and us without anyone noticing. They can only be detected on those rare occasions when they collide with an atom. What produces them? No one