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(IceCube Neutrino Observatory)
(neutrino detector at the South Pole)

IceCube (or IceCube Neutrino Observatory) is a neutrino detector located at the South Pole, consisting a Cherenkov detector buried in a cubic-kilometer volume of ice, 1500 to 2500 meters below the surface. It aims to detect neutrinos through detection of generated Cherenkov radiation from neutrinos passing through ice faster than light's speed in that ice. It aims to determine the direction from which the higher energy neutrinos arrived, assisting in identifying sources, and correlating arrivals and sources with other phenomena such as gamma-ray bursts.

IceCube went into operation in 2005, replacing and incorporating an earlier neutrino detector, AMANDA (for Antarctic Muon And Neutrino Detector Array).

(neutrinos,South Pole,observatory)

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Cherenkov detector