The IceCube neutrino telescope in Antarctica, the Fermi gamma ray telescope in low earth orbit and an array of radio telescopes across the Southern Hemisphere, have been used collaboratively to pinpoint a neutrino source in deep space for the first time.
The neutrinos were shown to have originated in a active supermassive black hole at the centre of a quaser, 9.1 billion light years away, in the constellation of Centaurus.
Professor Sergei Gulyaev of the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) has called the discovery “as significant as that of gravitational waves“.
The first ever confirmed detection of gravitational waves has been announced by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) at a press conference held in Washington DC at 10:30 EST on Thurday, 11 February 2016 .
LIGO’s detection of ripples in the fabric of spacetime has been heralded as one of the scientific breakthroughs of the century and promises to mark the dawn of a new science of gravitational-wave astronomy. Continue reading Gravitational Waves Detected→