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IceCube performs the first-ever search for neutrinos from the sun’s atmosphere

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"IceCube performs the first-ever search for neutrinos from the sun’s atmosphere"

The IceCube Collaboration recently performed the first-ever experimental search for solar atmospheric neutrinos. Such a detection would have important implications for understanding solar magnetic fields and how cosmic rays propagate in the inner solar system, and it could even provide additional background to solar dark matter searches. But after investigating seven years of IceCube data, IceCube researchers did not detect any solar atmospheric neutrinos and so set an upper limit on the flux. Their results are outlined in a paper that was recently submitted to the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics.

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