April 24, 2024

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Scientists may have just captured 7 strange “ghost particles” as they crashed into Earth

Scientists may have just captured 7 strange “ghost particles” as they crashed into Earth

Astronomers using the Ice Cube Observatory, buried deep within the Antarctic ice, have discovered seven elusive and strange candidates for “ghost particles” as they stream across Earth. Signs indicate that these particles are astrophysical tau neutrinos; They serve as important messengers between powerful, high-energy celestial events and us.

Neutrinos are nearly chargeless and massless particles that blast through the universe at speeds approaching the speed of light. Oddly enough, because of these factors, neutrinos hardly interact with anything. In fact, about 100 trillion of them pass through our bodies every second. We can't tell. If you were a human-sized neutrino detector, you would have to wait about 100 years for a neutrino to interact with a particle in your body. So, with good reason, neutrinos are nicknamed “ghost particles.”