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South Pole neutrino detector complete

Scientists complete IceCube observatory

6:33pm, December 21, 2010

‘Tis the season for good tidings from the North Pole, but this week some particle physicists are giddy about a humongous gift at the South Pole. The world’s largest detector for high-energy neutrinos was completed December 18 when scientists lowered the last of 5,160 sensors more than a mile beneath the ice of the Antarctic plateau.

The IceCube Neutrino Observatory will hunt for tiny particles that are common in the universe, b

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