The other facility used by astrophysicists is the IceCube South Pole Neutrino Observatory, the largest neutrino-detection facility in the world. More than 80 "strings" of sensors reaching as deep as 2,450 meters (8,038 feet) search for the elusive particles.

Photograph by Ben Tibbets, National Science Foundation

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South Pole Encyclopedic Entry

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Encyclopedic entry. The South Pole is the southernmost point on the Earth. It is located on Antarctica, one of the Earth's seven continents.