Wallpaper Wednesday

26 10 2011

IceCube Neutrino Collector at the Admundsen-Scott South Pole Station. Image credit: National Science Foundation/Keith Vanderlinde

Are you wondering what the astronomers at University of Wisconsin are up to these days? Long gone are the days of optical astronomy with a refracting telescope. Today’s research problem is the search for the neutrino and University of Wisconsin is right on it. The above image is a silhouette of the IceCube South Pole Neutrino Collector, a neutrino telescope managed by a collaboration of 36 institutions, including the University of Wisconsin and the National Science Foundation.

Click on the image to see more South Pole and IceCube images, or look here for “IceCube Explained.”



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