Scientists have detected neutrinos formed during a largely mysterious process in the Sun, in what they are hailing as a major breakthrough.
The discovery could help reveal the structure of our Sun and the elements within its core. But it could also allow us to better understand other phenomena throughout the universe, such as supernovae or the insides of distant stars.
The detection was made using the Borexino Collaboration, a vast particle physics experiment located in Italy and worked on by researchers from around the world. It aims to better understand the processes powering the Sun, as well as those in other stars.