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Meteors, meteoroids and meteorites are different forms of space rocks.

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Ice Cube Insights


Antarctica’s Ice Cube Telescope

Student Exploration

If you were an astrophysicist attempting to learn more about the universe, would you place your telescope a mile deep in the Antarctic ice?

Scientists are hoping to learn more about subatomic particles called neutrinos that could give insight into the many unknowns of the universe. Check it out:

Intro video http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/icecube.jsp

Extension Investigation

  1. What is a neutrino? http://icecube.wisc.edu/info/neutrinos
  2. Where are they coming from? Why is it important for us to study them?
  3. Modeling neutrinos with popcorn! http://icecube.wisc.edu/outreach/activity/popcorn_neutrinos
  4. Collect your own meteorites! http://icecube.wisc.edu/outreach/activity/micrometeorites

Resources Cited

National Science Foundation. http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/icecube.jsp

Ice Cube. University of Wisconsin. http://icecube.wisc.edu/info/neutrinos



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