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Snare for Supernova Neutrinos

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Science  22 Aug 1997:
Vol. 277, Issue 5329, pp. 1032-1033
DOI: 10.1126/science.277.5329.1032

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How do you see into the heart of an exploding star? Simple, says an international team of physicists: Go almost a kilometer deep into the earth and wait. In a project called OMNIS, these researchers hope to convert deep salt deposits into a pair of underground observatories that would capture thousands of the elusive particles called neutrinos, which spray from the very core of a supernova--carrying clues to its workings.