This image shows the highest energy neutrino ever observed (1.14 petaelectronvolts), which scientists named 'Ernie,' as seen by the IceCube Neutrino Observatory…Read More »
at the South Pole on Jan. 3, 2012. Image released Nov. 21, 2013. Less «
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IceCube Laboratory at the South Pole
Credit: Sven Lidstrom, IceCube/NSF
The IceCube Laboratory at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica is the world's largest neutrino detector. Its computers collect raw data…Read More »
on neutrino activity from sensors in the ice that look for light emitted when neutrinos strike. Less «
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IceCube Neutrino Observatory's Sensors
This graphic depicts the IceCube Neutrino Observatory's sensors, which are distributed over a volume of 1 cubic kilometer of clear Antarctic ice. Under…Read More »
the ice, 5,160 DOM sensors operate at depths between 1,450 and 2,450 meters. The observatory includes the densely instrumented subdetector DeepCore and a surface air shower array, called IceTop. Less «
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Digital Optical Module in IceCube Neutrino Observatory
Credit: Jim Haugen, IceCube/NSF
A digital optical module (DOM) being lowered into the hole of an IceCube Neutrino Observatory string at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica.…Read More »
The IceCube detector consists of 86 strings of DOMs -- which look for light when neutrinos strike the ice – vertically spaced about 17 meters apart. Less «
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Completion of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory
Credit: Chad Carpenter, IceCube/NSF
Completion of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. After six years of deployment, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory was completed in December 2010.
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Members of the IceCube Collaboration
Credit: Robert Schwarz, NSF
Members of the IceCube Collaboration before the deployment of the last DOM, installed on December 18, 2010.
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IceCube Neutrino Observatory Infographic
Credit: Dan Brennan/University of Wisconsin–Madison
This infographic explains the goal and function of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica.
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