• Scientists seeking neutrinos: A balloon scours Antarctica for particles that could help unlock the universe’s origins

    by  • February 1, 2007 • News

    The Honolulu Star Bulletin

    A SCIENTIFIC balloon designed to make the first-ever measurements of high-energy neutrinos has completed a 35-day flight over Antarctica, said University of Hawaii professor Peter Gorham, who is leading the project. As the high-altitude balloon cruised at 120,000 feet above the Antarctic continent, 40 antennas listened for bursts of radio waves like “mini-lightning bolts” from high-energy neutrinos interacting deep within the ice.

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