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NSF mid-scale award sets off the first extension of IceCube

The National Science Foundation has approved full funding to upgrade the IceCube detector, extending its scientific capabilities to lower energies and thus enabling IceCube to reach neutrino energies that overlap with the energy ranges of smaller existing neutrino detectors worldwide.



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New all-sky search reveals potential neutrino sources

For over a century, scientists have been observing very high energy charged particles called cosmic rays arriving from outside Earth’s atmosphere.


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IceCube and PICO set new constraints on properties of dark matter particles

Dark matter is one of the biggest mysteries in modern astronomy and physics. This enigmatic substance may constitute up to 85 percent of the matter in the universe, but scientists know very little about its properties and interactions.


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Week 43 at the Pole

Things "warmed" up a bit at the Pole last week. And there were sun dogs back in the skies and some interesting snow formations on the ground.