Solar neutrino

This is a real event (not Monte Carlo), recorded on 1998-03-12 14:08:40. It is about 12.5 MeV and has an unusually nice, well-defined ring. The color scale is time. This event was found by Mark Vagins.

Solar neutrino (an electron neutrino from the Sun)
produces an electron that produces a Cherenkov ring
in the Super-Kamiokande neutrino detector.

This image was published in September 2004 issue of Sky & Telescope magazine.

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Tomasz Barszczak