Neutrinos offer a new view of the Milky Way

Physicists used the ghostly subatomic particles coming from within our galaxy to make a new map

A photo of the IceCube neutrino detector in Antarctica with a view of the Milky Way and aurora australis lights.

Artificial intelligence helped pick neutrino needles from a haystack of data collected by the IceCube neutrino detector (an aboveground lab, shown) in Antarctica to draw a new map of the Milky Way.

Yuya Makino, IceCube/NSF

Scientists have made the first image of the Milky Way using neutrinos.