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Submission + - Fermilab Preparing For Experiment With Neutrino Beam (

DevotedSkeptic writes: "Fermilab scientists are breaking new ground, with a project that most of would admit is hard to get our arms around.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Dave Berner reports, plans are afoot to shoot a beam of neutrinos 500 miles through the earth – thousands of feet underground – from Fermilab in Batavia to a detector site in Ash River, Minn., the Aurora Beacon-News explained.

Technicians in Minnesota recently began positioning the first block of the detector, the newspaper reported.

The project, called the NuMI Off-Axis Neutrino Appearance Experiment or NOvA, will be the largest, most advanced experiment involving neutrinos in North America, the Beacon-News reported.

The Beacon-News points out that neutrinos interact so rarely with other forms of matter that they can pass through solid rock for hundreds of miles.

The NOvA experiment is set to begin next year."

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Fermilab Preparing For Experiment With Neutrino Beam

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