March 19, 2012

Neutrinos: The Fat Lady Has Sung at OPERA

Ethan Siegel, ScienceBlogs


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Last year, the OPERA collaboration made worldwide headlines when they announced the results of a remarkable experiment.

From over 730 kilometers away, in another country, neutrinos were created by one of the most powerful particle accelerators in the world. Protons at over 99.999% the speed of light were smashed into matter, creating a highly collimated beam of neutrinos, which was launched through the Earth at, presumably, speeds indistinguishable from the speed of light.

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