Looking For Black Holes In The Atmosphere

Looking for black holes in the atmosphere is one of the prominent missions for the newly built Pierre Auger Observatory. Black holes can arise from the collapse of heavy stars but might also, according to theoretical particle physics, be produced when cosmic ray particles (especially neutrinos) with multi-TeV energies pass very close to a particle within our atmosphere. The ensuing air shower of secondary particles would be sensed on the ground in Auger’s huge array of detectors.

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