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NICOLLE RAGER FULLER, NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION / ICECUBE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY NICOLLE RAGER FULLER, NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION / ICECUBE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
IceCube Neutrino Observatory, illustration. IceCube (completed 2010) is an international high-energy neutrino observatory in the ice below the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. The detection area consists of some 80 strings of 60 digital optical modules (DOM, spheres, shown here below the ice) deployed at depths between 1400 and 2400 metres. Neutrinos are elementary particles that are very difficult to detect and study. The modules detect the light (Cherenkov radiation, blue, centre right) produced when neutrinos interact with ice.
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