IceCube: Antarctic neutrino detector to get $37 million upgrade

This month, the National Science Foundation (NSF) approved $23 million in funding to expand the IceCube detector and its scientific capabilities. Seven new strings of optical modules will be added to the 86 existing strings, adding more than 700 new, enhanced optical modules to the 5,160 sensors already embedded in the ice beneath the geographic South Pole.

Photo Credit: Johannes Werthebach, IceCube / NSF


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