It seems like the long anticipated subject for cosmic researchers has finally managed to get a positive boost.
The Antarctic scientists have sealed their confirmation over the existence of Neutrinos. They do exist. Neutrinos are mystery particles that float from the Milky Way and further beyond that. These ghostly, minute and energetic fragments carry messages from various distant galaxies we haven’t ever heard of, and it could potentially aid in solving the different speculated cosmic mysteries.
According to the scientists, these cosmic neutrinos that arrive from distant galaxies are ingrained deep within ice sheets of Antarctica.
The South Pole based, IceCube Neutrino Observatory played a pivotal role on this latest search. The observatory owns around a dozen of shafts that can penetrate up to a depth of 8,000 feet, and the detectors they own can scan the entire ice for invisible and concealed matter.
Neutrinos extracts unsolved cosmic mysteries
The cosmic neutrinos are postulated to originate from supernovas, energetic core of galaxies and black holes. These subatomic chunks have almost negligible mass and they wonder through bodies at an infinite speed, at every fraction of the second per day.
Research papers suggested that “Scientists believe that the highly energized neutrinos are created deep down some of the universe’s most chaotic and wild phenomena. The fragments that are developed during these events, including cosmic rays and neutrinos, are stimulated to energy levels that cross the overall record setting tellurium accelerators like the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) by a factor of larger than a million.
They are the most valuable and precious possessions to astrophysicist,due to the pristine information they hold. The information remains unchanged even if the particles have traveled millions of light years to and fro between their base and Earth.
The ability to study these highest energy particles promises an insight into a numbers of problems in physics, which includes the details on how nature creates efficient and powerful particle simulators in the universe.
Black holes are rupturing stars, the origin these elementary fragments come from. These evasive particles do not actually interact with an object, but sometimes it hits the atomic nucleus based on earth. In this situation, neutrino establishes a particle named as Muon. Scientists search for this piece when they are figuring out Neutrinos.
These Muons are so brisk that they can actually travel with a pace much more than the light speed and spawn light waves.
In between the years May 2010- May 2012, the scientists using the observatory found over 35,000 neutrinos coming from various directions, and few of them had arrived from various distant cosmic sources.
The research paper by the observatory has been published in physical review letter journals.