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NASA’s Swift Helps Tie Neutrino to Star-shredding Black Hole

22 Feb 2021, 16:00 UTC
NASA’s Swift Helps Tie Neutrino to Star-shredding Black Hole ZTF/Caltech Optical Observatories

For only the second time, astronomers have linked an elusive particle called a high-energy neutrino to an object outside our galaxy. Using ground- and space-based facilities, including NASA’s Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory, they traced the neutrino to a black hole tearing apart a star, a rare cataclysmic occurrence called a tidal disruption event.

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