From deep below a sheet of Antarctic ice, UW-Madison researchers have identified invisible cosmic objects they think traveled there from black holes or other unexplored places literally galaxies away. They named the 28 extremely high-energy particles — called neutrinos — after characters from children’s television. One of them, known to researchers as Mr. Snuffleupagus, will be on the cover of this week’s Science magazine, fronting a story about the first major discovery announced since the $272 million IceCube project opened at the South Pole in 2010. Read the full Wisconsin State Journal story here.
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