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Exotic Space Particles Slam Into Buried South Pole Detector

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Digital optical modules

An artistic rendering of some of IceCube's more than 5,000 'digital optical modules' embedded in Antarctic ice.

Credit: Jamie Yang. IceCube Collaboration

A belowground experiment at the South Pole has now discovered three of the highest-energy neutrinos ever found, particles that may be created in the most violent explosions of the universe.

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