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Neutrino Hunters Borrow Military Ears--and Eyes

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Science  04 Oct 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5591, pp. 43-45
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5591.43

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Ultrahigh-energy neutrinos could give physicists valuable clues to the source of the cosmic rays that spawned them--one of the most vexing unknowns in modern astrophysics. Using data from sources such as a submarine-listening facility and an aging spy satellite, a handful of shoestring projects are quietly paving the way for higher profile efforts soon to come--and could well beat them to the punch.