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Phys. Rev. Lett. 58 (1987) 1494;
Reprinted in Neutrinos and other matters, editor W. R. Kropp et al., p. 340-342..
A burst of eight neutrino events preceding the optical detection of the supernova in the Large Magellanic Cloud has been observed in a large underground water Cerenkov detector. The events span an interval of 6 s and have visible energies in the range 20-40 MeV.
Related references See also K. Hirata et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 58 (1987) 1490;
J. R. Wilson et al., Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 470 (1986) 267;
S. A. Colgate and R. H. White, Astr. Jour. 143 (1966) 626;
Reported neutrino burst of Mont Blanc Neutrino Observatory not confirmed.
20.-50. MeV (Plab)
First observation of the neutrino burst from supernova SN1987A. Birth of neutrino astronomy.