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Rare neutrinos show how the sun produces energy

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“It is intellectually beautiful to confirm one of the fundamental predictions of star structure theory,” said Ohio State University astrophysicist in Columbus Marc Pinsonneault. This is the general sentiment of the researchers who managed to capture neutrinos emanating from the Sun’s core – the first direct detection of these particles and the proof for decades-long predictions about how nuclear fusion happens in stars.

“With this result, we unveiled the two processes that feed the Sun,” said the physicist at Università di Milano Gioacchino Ranucci, one of the study’s authors, during the Neutrino 2020 virtual conference.

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