IceCube detects high-energy neutrino emission from the galactic plane of the Milky Way | Ski.News

An artist composition of the Milky Way seen through a neutrino lens (blue).  Image credit: IceCube / NSF / Lily Le / Shawn Johnson / ESO / S. Brunier.

Observations of high-energy astrophysical neutrinos have shown that they mainly come from extragalactic sources such as active galaxies. However, gamma-ray observations show light emission from within our galaxy, the Milky Way, and gamma-rays and astrophysical neutrinos are expected to be produced by the same physical processes. The IceCube Neutrino Observatory – a cubic kilometer particle … Read more

IceCube neutrino detector in Antarctica detects first high-energy neutrinos emitted in our galaxy, the Milky Way

An illustration of a green colored spherical sensor, attached to a cable, frozen in ice.

The South Pole IceCube Neutrino Observatory, the world’s largest and strangest telescope, has detected the first neutrino emissions from within the Milky Way, a result that will shape how astronomers view our galaxy. Neutrinos are tiny electrically neutral particles that pass through most matter undetected. They are created in extreme environments such as those surrounding … Read more

Foundation of all known life: Webb telescope detects crucial carbon molecule for first time

Webb Space Telescope Discovery of an Organic Molecule Concept Art

Scientists have detected a new carbon compound, methyl cation, for the first time in space using NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. This compound, essential in the formation of complex carbon-based molecules, was found in a young star system in the Orion Nebula. The discovery could improve our understanding of the potential development of life beyond … Read more