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IceCube Neutrino Observatory

Posted By Amanda On August 8, 2013 @ 7:00 AM In Cool Sites | Comments Disabled

Well, recently I brought you Particle Adventure where we learned all about the particles that make up the universe. One of those is a sub-atomic particle called a neutrino. Today’s featured site is IceCube Neutrio Observatory.

Located in the South Pole, IceCube is a particle detector that records these sub-atomic neutrinos. It searches for neutrinos from violent sources like exploding stars, gamma ray bursts, black holes and neutron stars.  The IceCube telescope is the world’s largest neutrino detector and is used to search for dark matter. 

So with that said, you can read more about the IceCube telescope on the main page of the site, as well as the amazing About Us section on the site. Including this awesome list of Quick Facts [1]. If you click the Science tab on the main menu, you’ll access a landing pad for all the topics listed in the drop down. So I just navigated by clicking Science and then picking the sections I wanted to check out like All About Neutrinos, and South Pole to Science. 

The Life at the Pole section takes a look at daily life at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, the weather there, the animals who inhabit the area, and what it’s like to work there daily. 

By far and away my favorite section was the Photos & Video section where you can check out images of the wild life, landscape, skyscape, animations, and neutrino events! I literally just clicked on everything in this section. 

I hope you’ll enjoy this look into the IceCube Neutrino Observatory as much as I did! Go check it out!

http://icecube.wisc.edu/ [2]

~Amanda


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[1] Quick Facts: http://icecube.wisc.edu/about/facts

[2] http://icecube.wisc.edu/: http://icecube.wisc.edu/