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IceCube Neutrinos Point to Long-Sought Cosmic Ray Accelerator

In two papers published today in Science, IceCube together with partner telescopes and observatories on Earth and in space announced the identification of blazar TXS 0506+056 as the first likely source of high-energy neutrinos and cosmic rays.



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IceCube Upgrade kicks off this week

The launch of the so-called IceCube Upgrade—which will deploy seven new strings at the bottom of the detector array—sets a milestone in what IceCubers have designed as an incremental extension of the Antarctic detector.


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Artist Tim Otto Roth synthesizes IceCube

When artists and scientists meet, anything can happen. Tim Otto Roth met Christian Spiering, former spokesperson of the IceCube Collaboration, in Zeuthen. Tim was at DESY to present "Cosmic Revelations," an installation which resembles the KASCADE cosmic ray detector in Karlsruhe. And as soon as IceCube was mentioned in a conversation between the two of them, they were hankering to work on a neutrino installation..


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Week 39 at the Pole

The main entrance to the South Pole station is known as Destination Alpha—this image shows a view out onto the frosty tundra from there at early sunrise.