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