First discovery of high-energy neutrino source


For the first time, scientists have traced back a high-energy neutrino to its source in space. It was produced by a so-called blazar—a supermassive black hole. Researchers from neutrino detector IceCube report this in Science. ‘This is a milestone for neutrino science,’ says physicist Dorothea Samtleben from Leiden University and Nikhef, who performed control measurements with neutrino detector ANTARES.

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