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what we call neutrinos were actually a combination of two different neutrinos.
This was accounted for by there being three types of neutrinos (not two), which oscillated between types on their way to Earth. The original detector could only detect one of these neutrino types, so the detected number of neutrinos was 1/3 of what was expected.
individual photons are constantly turning into large spherical waves of energy
the individual neutrino photons may do us harm but as combined waves they cannot hurt us
In the end, quantum theory united the wave and particle model of light.But there are still many cases where the wave model gives good results (especially if the light intensity is high enough to generate billions of coherent photons per second).
Neutrinos and photons are both electrically neutral. So in this sense they are similar.But in many other respects they are radically different - for example, the electromagnetic field of light can interact with electrical conductors to form a mirror. However, neutrinos do not carry an electromagnetic wave, so they tend to go straight through mirrors as if they are not there.