The newest report is about a group of Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics researchers have been able to confirm one of the most important theories in star physics. The researcher were able to detect neutrinos which was traced back to star fusion.
This is the first of its kind research findings and the aim is to determine the elusive particles passing through Borexino detector which stemmed from a carbon-nitrogen-oxygen (CNO) fusion process at the the heart of the Sun.
This type of findings have been long predicted as far back as 1938 even though there haven’t been any verification of this until now even though scientists have been able to detect Neutrinos since the year 1956.
The Borexino’s design was crucial to overcoming that hurdle — its “onion-like” construction and ongoing refinements make it both ultra-sensitive and resistant to unwanted cosmic radiation.
It’s a somewhat surprising discovery, too. CNO fusion is much more common in larger, hotter stars. A smaller celestial body like the Sun only produces 1 percent of its energy through that process. This not only confirms that CNO is a driving force behind bigger stars, but the universe at large.
This discovery might further help explain some dark matter whereby neutrinos could play a significant role. Scientist Orebi Gann, who wasn’t involved in these findings, also told NBC that an asymmetry between neutrinos and their relevant antiparticles might explain why there isn’t much known antimatter in the universe. To put it another way, the findings could help answer some of the most basic questions about the cosmos.
But it’s factual now that we’re learning more about our universe as technology gets better.