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Space, mysterious as it may seem, has revealed a mystery that could make it possible to explore distant sources of energy from a completely new perspective.
According to a report in the journal Science, an international research team has captured a ghost-like subatomic particle on Earth "trapped" in a giant ice cube at the South Pole – a discovery that equals the meaning of a sixth sense.
Astronomer Greg Sivakoff of the University of Alberta, Canada, noted, as quoted by The Canadian Press, that the pursuit of a single cosmic neutrino into a black hole four billion light-years away will greatly strengthen scientists and celebrate a brand-new way of life that discovers the oldest secrets of the universe. He added that the development of a sixth sense is a similar experience.
The black hole in question is at the center of a completely different galaxy, a blazar, and certainly proves that the hole is the source of the neutrino "a triumph," the sun cited Professor Paul O'Brien, a member of the international team by astronomers from the University of Leicester, as I said.
Seven years ago, astronomers set up their massive neutrino trap, called "IceCube", around a massive ice cube deep below the South Pole.
Then, on September 22 last year, researchers managed to prove the presence of a neutrino in the cold "IceCube" trap. Ghost particles come in the millions, but until recently it was difficult to track and capture the elusive neutrinos, given the amazing speed with which they travel and the incredible ease with which they penetrate matter.
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A total of 81 flashes were registered by the IceCube before the source was tracked, as a telescope circling the Earth picked up a radiation source from the same direction as the neutrino. According to the researchers, however, the connection between the neutrino and the blazar is not "rock solid", but obviously much sought after:
"It's a very tasty observation and I sincerely hope it will be confirmed," commented Pierre Sokolsky of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
"If their interpretation of these observations is correct, it will be revolutionary, extraordinary," says Eli Waxman of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel.