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Ice Cube Insights

Why It Matters

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 out Antarctica's Ice Cube Telescope:

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

Explore More

  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

http://icecube.wisc.edu/outreach/activity/popcorn_neutrinos

http://icecube.wisc.edu/outreach/activity/micrometeorites

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