Could this help us to unravel the mysteries of the universe?

Adelie penguins walk along ice at Cape Denison, Commonwealth Bay, East Antarctica, in this picture taken December 31, 2009. Antarctica pact partners have set up a new protected geological site on the frozen continent to preserve rare minerals that could shine a spotlight on the region's history and evolution over millions of years. At a meeting in Brazil in May 2014, the signatories to the Antarctic Treaty designated the Larsemann Hills region of the continent as an Antarctic Specially Protected Area. Picture taken December 31, 2009.

The IceCube looks for neutrinos beneath the surface of Antarctic ice, and ultimately led scientists to a quasar 9.1bn light years from Earth. Image: REUTERS/Pauline Askin

Sergei Gulyaev
Professor of Astronomy, Auckland University of Technology
Ivy Shih
Editor, The Conversation
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 A diagram of the IceCube South Pole neutrino observatory in the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica.
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