We’ve heard these past few days about the surprising discovery about neutrinos found to be moving faster than light. The discovery is yet to be proven by the scientific world. But what exactly is a neutrino? Here is what newscientist tells us:
With a neutral charge and nearly zero mass, neutrinos are the shadiest of particles, rarely interacting with ordinary matter and slipping through our bodies, buildings and the Earth at a rate of trillions per second.
First predicted in 1930 by Wolfgang Pauli, who won a Nobel prize for this work in 1945, they are produced in various nuclear reactions: fusion, which powers the sun; fission, harnessed by humans to make weapons and energy; and during natural radioactive decay inside the Earth.
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>> Neutrinos: Everything you need to know [Newscientist.com]