Neutrinos: the universe's most common, yet little understood particle
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An otherworldly view of the IceCube Laboratory at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. The IceCube neutrino detector is the largest in the world, with thousands of digital optical modules frozen into a cubic kilometer of ice.

Neutrinos: the universe's most common, yet little understood particle

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Posted October 6, 2021

Join PBS NOVA as they follow the international team of researchers working to understand the subatomic world. Featured in the documentary is footage and scientists from Antarctica's IceCube Neutrino Observatory.

Sometimes called the world’s strangest telescope, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory is made up of 5,000 light sensors deployed nearly a kilometer under the Antarctic ice at the South Pole. Despite the harsh Antarctic environment, the South Pole is an ideal location for detecting neutrinos: a tiny, little-understood particle that could reveal mysteries in our universe.

To learn more about the research visit the IceCube website and watch the documentary on the NOVA website.