K2K neutrino event at Super-Kamiokande reconstructed as a pi-zero
There is a sub-atomic particle that physicists call the neutrino. This tiny particle is made up of both energy and mass. These tiny particles are so small, they pass through even the densest objects imaginable, through planets as well as people, animals, insects, plants and so on, receiving and transmitting information as they flow. Neutrinos are literally the breath of stars, constantly streaming out from our sun and other stars in our universe. Over three trillion neutrinos pass through every square inch of our bodies each second.
The McNaught comet is seen early morning from Chile. Comet McNaught, the Great Comet of 2007, is no more visible for observers in the Northern Hemisphere. It does put an impressive show in the south, however, and observers in Chile, in particular at the Paranal Observatory, were able to capture amazing images, including a display reminiscent of an aurora!
Famous Space Pillars Feel the Heat of Star's Explosion A new, striking image from NASA's Spitzer Science Center at the California Institute of Technology in PasadenaNASA's Spitzer Science Center at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena shows the intact dust towers next to a giant cloud of hot dust thought to have been scorched by the blast of a star that exploded, or went supernova. Astronomers speculate that the supernova's shock wave could have already reached the dusty towers, causing them to topple about 6,000 years ago. However, because light from this region takes 7,000 years to reach Earth, we won't be able to capture photos of the destruction for another 1,000 years or so.
It is amazing to see our universe from this perspective!