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Ghost Particle From Star Shredded by Black Hole Reveals Cosmic Particle Accelerator

23 Feb 2021, 11:10 UTC
Ghost Particle From Star Shredded by Black Hole Reveals Cosmic Particle Accelerator DESY, Science Communication Lab

A team of scientists has detected the presence of a high-energy neutrino — a particularly elusive particle — in the wake of a star’s destruction as it is consumed by a black hole. This discovery sheds new light on the origins of Ultrahigh Energy Cosmic Rays — the highest energy particles in the Universe.

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