MiniBooNE Experiment
Physicists use a fraction of the Booster proton beam to create and study neutrinos. Detecting these particles is very challenging, as they can travel thousands of miles through rock and other material without leaving a trace. The occasional collision of a neutrino with an atomic nucleus can lead to a tiny flash of light, which the sophisticated photosensors inside the MiniBooNE detector can detect.

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