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Power of the Sun: Elusive Solar Neutrinos Detected, a Cosmic First

Tiny particles forged in the heart of the sun have been detected for the first time, offering scientists a glimpse into the nuclear fusion core of our closest star.
The subatomic particles, called neutrinos, are hallmarks of the dominant fusion process insidethe sun. Created in the first step of a reaction sequence responsible for the majority of the sun’s fusion, the particles have long eluded detection. Now, an international collaboration of more than 100 scientists working with the Borexino detector in Italy has made the first measurements of these elusive particles.
The new findings “allow us to look at the majority of the fusion reactions in the sun’s core in real time, as they happen, minus an eight-minute delay for travel to Earth,” Andrea Pocar, of the University of Massachusetts and part of the Borexino team, told Space.com by email.  ”The measurement allows us to strongly confirm the model of the sun, and to take a ‘neutrino photograph’.”

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mindblowingscience:

Power of the Sun: Elusive Solar Neutrinos Detected, a Cosmic First

Tiny particles forged in the heart of the sun have been detected for the first time, offering scientists a glimpse into the nuclear fusion core of our closest star.

The subatomic particles, called neutrinos, are hallmarks of the dominant fusion process insidethe sun. Created in the first step of a reaction sequence responsible for the majority of the sun’s fusion, the particles have long eluded detection. Now, an international collaboration of more than 100 scientists working with the Borexino detector in Italy has made the first measurements of these elusive particles.

The new findings “allow us to look at the majority of the fusion reactions in the sun’s core in real time, as they happen, minus an eight-minute delay for travel to Earth,” Andrea Pocar, of the University of Massachusetts and part of the Borexino team, told Space.com by email.  ”The measurement allows us to strongly confirm the model of the sun, and to take a ‘neutrino photograph’.”

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Museum Leverianum, containing select specimens from the museum of the late Sir Ashton Lever on Flickr.

By Shaw, George, 1751-1813 
Edwards, Sydenham, 1769—181 Reinagle, Philip, 1749-1833 Ryley, Charles Reuben, 1752—179 Skelton, William, 1763-1848 Stone, Sarah, ca 1-60-1
Publication info [London] :Impensis Jacobi Parkinson,1792-1796.
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