Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna(ANTIA) finds high energy particles from ice

News: NASA’s Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna(ANITA) have detected high energy particles from ice in Antarctica. Facts: ANITA instrument: It is a radio telescope to detect ultra-high energy cosmic-ray neutrinos from a scientific balloon flying over the continent of Antarctica.  ANITA is also the first NASA observatory for neutrinos of any kind. How does ANITA detect… Continue reading Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna(ANTIA) finds high energy particles from ice

Setting up of Neutrino Observatory

The Government of India has approved a project to build the India-based Neutrino Observatory(INO) at Pottipuram in Theni District of Tamil Nadu. A neutrino is a subatomic particle with no electric charge.They are considered to be the second most abundant particle in the universe after photons or light particles. Neutrinos were initially thought to be… Continue reading Setting up of Neutrino Observatory

Fast neutrino oscillations may hold key to supernovae formation

According to a study from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research,fast neutrino oscillations could be the driving force behind why some stars explode forming supernovae at the end of their lives. A supernova is the explosion of a star.It is the largest explosion that takes place in space.Supernovas are often seen in other galaxies.But supernovas are… Continue reading Fast neutrino oscillations may hold key to supernovae formation