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A first 'snapshot' of the complete spectrum of neutrinos emitted by the sun
October 24, 2018
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.About 99 percent of the sun's energy emitted as neutrinos is produced through nuclear reaction sequences initiated by proton-proton fusion in which hydrogen is converted into helium, say scientists including physicist Andrea Pocar at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. They report new results from Borexino, one of the most sensitive neutrino detectors on the planet. The results reduce uncertainty; "not flashy," but an important advance, say the authors. Full Story
University of Massachusetts Amherst
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