Power of the Sun: Elusive Solar Neutrinos Detected, a Cosmic First


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Tiny particles forged in the heart of the Sun have been detected for the first time, offering scientists a glimpse into the nuclear fusion core of our closest star.
The subatomic particles, called neutrinos, are hallmarks of the dominant fusion process insidethe Sun. Created in the first step of…

Tiny particles forged in the heart of the Sun have been detected for the first time, offering scientists a glimpse into the nuclear fusion core of our closest star.

The subatomic particles, called neutrinos, are hallmarks of the dominant fusion process insidethe Sun. Created in the first step of a reaction sequence responsible for the majority of the Sun’s fusion, the particles have long eluded detection. Now, an international collaboration of more than 100 scientists working with the Borexino detector in Italy has made the first measurements of these elusive particles.

The new findings “allow us to look at the majority of the fusion reactions in the Sun’s core in real time, as they happen, minus an eight-minute delay for travel to Earth,” Andrea Pocar, of the University of Massachusetts and part of the Borexino team, told Space.com by email. “The measurement allows us to strongly confirm the model of the Sun, and to take a ‘neutrino photograph’.”

‘The most direct confirmation’

Along with light, the Sun streams neutrinos from its core out into space, bombarding a square inch of the Earth with about 420 billion particles per second. Although numerous, the low-energy neutrinos created through the proton-proton (pp) fusion process only interact with other material through the weak nuclear force, making their detection a challenge.

The first step in the dominant fusion process in the Sun starts when two protons in its core fuse into a deuteron, creating a pp neutrino. Other neutrinos are created in subsequent steps of the process, several of which have been detected, but the first-step neutrinos remained elusive.

“They are the most direct confirmation that nuclear fusion is the source of energy [for the Sun],” Wick Haxton, of the University of California, Berkeley, told Space.com. Haxton, a theorist who studies neutrino and nuclear astrophysics, is not a part of the Borexino collaboration.

Scientists have sought to establish that the rate of energy generation at the solar core is consistent with the light shining from its surface. Neutrinos inside the heart of the Sun take 100,000 years to reach the stellar surface before rushing outward at the speed of light. Comparing the Sun’s energy emitted as the Sun’s light with the energy from the core reveals information about the thermodynamic equilibrium of the star over tens of thousands of years.

“This measurement directly confirms what we know about fusion processes in the Sun from higher energy neutrinos and what we see from the surface of the Sun,” Pocar said.

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