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McDonald and Kajita

NEUTRINO NOBEL  Arthur McDonald (left) and Takaaki Kajita shared the Nobel Prize in physics for the discovery that neutrinos oscillate between different types, which demonstrates that the particles have mass.

galaxy light

MAGNIFYING THE COSMOS  The light from a distant galaxy (lower right) is warped by the gravity of a closer, massive galaxy (bright blur in center).

interior of Super-Kamiokande detector

Experiments probing the secrets of neutrinos, including at the Super-Kamiokande detector in Japan (shown), earned the 2015 Nobel Prize in physics.

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