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July 10, 2006

Neutrinos - The Universe's Ghost Particles

U of M researchers are currently working hand in hand with the U.S. Department of Energy in an effort to make sense of neutrinos, the universes’ so-called ghost particles. They are called the ghosts of the universe because they have little or no mass, no electrical charge and rarely interact with other matter. Ken Heller, a U of M professor of physics, says much of the Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search project, MINOS in short, plays out at the Soudan Underground Mine, 100 miles north of Duluth.

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