Solar neutrino problem

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Term: Solar neutrino problem

A major discrepancy between the flux of neutrinos detected at Earth from the solar core and that predicted by current models of solar nuclear fusion and our understanding of neutrinos themselves. The problem, lasting from the mid-1960s to about 2002, was a considerably lesser detected number of neutrons compared with theoretical predictions. The discrepancy has since been resolved by new understanding of neutrino physics, requiring a modification of the standard model of particle physics, in particular neutrino oscillation.

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
Contributed by Ryan McGranaghan