solar neutrino problem

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solar neutrino problem

[¦sō·lər nü′trē·nō ‚präb·ləm]
(astrophysics)
The difficulty of understanding why the observed flux of neutrinos from the sun is significantly lower than predicted by standard solar models; this discrepancy suggests the existence of some type of neutrino oscillation.
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Standard solar models, with and without helium diffusion, and the solar neutrino problem.
The solar neutrino problem could be resolved with as little as 0.