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Ghost particle that slammed into Antarctica traced back to black hole feast – CNET

A black hole gobbled up a star in deep space and flung a high-energy subatomic bullet at the Earth. Don’t worry, the planet’s doing fine.



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A star being ripped to shreds after it approaches a black hole. Scientists have detected a neutrino — the “ghost particle” — from such an event for the first time.
DESY, Science Communication Lab
On Oct. 1, 2019, Earth was struck by an invisible, high-energy cosmic bullet moving at almost the speed of light. Trillions of these intergalactic bullets pass through our bodies every second without us even knowing, so there’s no great concern for the planet — but this particular projectile was special….

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