Neutrinos are leptons and are created during a supernova, here a graphic illustration of a supernova. Bright yellow and white streaks spread out from a central bright white point. Swirls of purple and blue fill the right side of the image and on the left a black backdrop with a handful of bright stars.

Leptons: Elementary Particles Explained

Leptons are elementary particles, meaning they are not made up of smaller particles.

There are six known types of lepton (12 if you count antiparticles). Three of these are negatively charged particles: ELECTRON, muons and tau particles. The other three are neutrinos, which are electrically neutral. There is a neutrino corresponding to each type of charged lepton, so we have the electron neutrino, the muon neutrino and the tau neutrino.

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