IceCube neutrino detector completed

6 January 2011

On 19 December, at the height of the antarctic summer, the IceCube neutrino detector was completed after a decade of planning, building, testing and melting holes into ice. The main IceCube detector, a massive ice-bound telescope that fills a cubic kilometre of deep Antarctic ice, now contains 5,160 optical sensors on 86 strings embedded two kilometres below the National Science Foundation’s Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. Read the press release

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