Solar Neutrino Problem

  • Discrepancy between solar neutrinos measured and the predicted amount
    • Predicted from the Sun's luminosity
    • Much lower measured than predicted
  • Neutrinos from the Sun have mixed quantum states so our detectors couldn't always detect them
    • We were looking for electron neutrinos
    • The neutrinos from the Sun could propagate into a mixture of electron, muon, and tau neutrinos

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