NOvA near detector sees first neutrinos

The NOvA near detector recently detected its first neutrinos. Pictured here is the event display. Photo: Reidar Hahn

On May 20, scientists in the NOvA collaboration announced that the experiment’s near detector saw its first NuMI neutrinos. The detection of these neutrinos means the instrument is responding as it should to the particles, which are known for being difficult to capture. The NOvA collaboration expects the construction of the near detector to be completed in July.