Release Images

Release No.: 2018-12
For Release: Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 11:00am

VERITAS Supplies Critical Piece to Neutrino Discovery Puzzle


This photograph shows the Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System (VERITAS) located in southern Arizona. VERITAS is operated and managed by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.

Wystan Benbow

artist's conception of a blazar

This artist's conception shows a blazar – the core of an active galaxy powered by a supermassive black hole. Scientists recently used VERITAS to detect gamma rays from the blazar TXS 0506+056, which is also thought to be a source of neutrinos.

M. Weiss/CfA