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Humans have sent their progeny across time and 300 million miles of space in search of long-lost relatives, ancient roots of a family tree that might be traced in the Red Planet’s soil.
IceCube, the kilometer-wide neutrino detector nestled deep beneath the South Pole, has traced a neutrino back to its far-flung birthplace: a supermassive black hole tearing a star to pieces in a galaxy 750 million light-years away.
After surviving the descent, the rover sent back this picture from the Martian surface.