Astronomers might have finally detected where mysterious, extragalactic neutrinos are coming from

Just over three years ago, physicists working in Antarctica announced they’d detected the first evidence of mysterious subatomic particles, known as neutrinos, coming from outside our galaxy. It was a huge moment for astrophysics, but since then, no one’s quite been able to figure out where those particles are coming from, and what’s sending them hurtling our way.

Until now, that is – a team of astronomers has just identified the possible source of one these extragalactic visitors, and it appears that it started its journey to us nearly 10 billion years ago, when a massive explosion erupted in a galaxy far, far away (seriously, George Lucas couldn’t make this stuff up).

More here: Astronomers might have finally detected where mysterious, extragalactic neutrinos are coming from

This entry was posted in Cosmology. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Comment (email & website optional)