The phenomena known as accretion disks is investigated with an aim at refining detection. With several possible routes to creation, comparisons show the validity of neutrino detection from varying sources. An approach to distinguishing accretion disks from supernovae is formulated. By focusing on both detection rates and neutrino energy, it is shown that accretion disks neutrinos will be distinctive from those produced by supernovae. Utilizing the Super-Kamiokande detector, predictions are made to determine the rate of detection on Earth with both gravitational and cosmological red shift considered. This work concludes with preliminary steps towards detecting the local diffuse neutrino background.
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