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NASA's Antarctic scientific balloons take to the skies

Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online These scientists are guaranteed to have a white Christmas. A team from the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility (CSBF) are spending the holiday season 8,000 miles from home in Antarctica....

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astronaut
2014-12-04 04:52:10

Cosmic radiation from space travel could be less harmful to astronauts than previously believed, data from experiments conducted on board and outside of the International Space Station (ISS) has revealed.

asteroid sample retrieval
2014-10-23 04:28:31

For NASA, manned missions to Mars and other deep-space destinations remain an essential goal. However, a new study reveals that researchers are only beginning to understand and characterize the radiation hazards such missions would encounter.

dark matter AMS
2014-09-19 07:17:18

Thanks to a particle detector module mounted to the exterior of the International Space Station, researchers have collected new measurements which could help scientists learn more about the origin and characteristics of dark matter.

earth atmosphere
2014-09-15 03:00:58

We all know that it’s what’s on the inside that counts, right? But sometimes what’s outside can be just as important. At least that’s the case with the International Space Station (ISS) and the collection of external instruments soon to join those already operating in orbit.

Lightning Strikes May Be More Intense Due To Solar Wind Activity
2014-05-16 12:40:11

Previous research has found that the electrical bolts are caused by cosmic radiation and a new study has found that streams of high-energy particles from the Sun accelerated by the solar wind also play a role.

2014-05-12 23:10:46

Pamela Fleming, Vice President of the Institute for Basic Research, Palm Harbor, Florida, announces the publication in February 2014 of the first study of the trajectories of antimatter asteroids

2014-03-16 23:03:07

Prof. Svetlin Georgiev of the Sorbonne University, Paris, France, reports the confirmatory publication in Cambridge, U.K., of the original paper by Prof..

2014-02-18 23:28:22

Pamela Fleming, Executive Secretary of the Institute for Basic Research, Florida, announces the apparent detection of antimatter galaxies, antimatter asteroids and antimatter cosmic rays by the

Ribbon Discovery At Edge Of Solar System Points To Influences From The Galactic Magnetic Field
2014-02-13 14:44:15

NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) discovered an enigmatic “ribbon” of energetic particles at the edge of our solar system and a new study says it may be just a glimpse into how vast the influence of the galactic magnetic field really is.


Latest Cosmic ray Reference Libraries

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2009-05-14 17:51:56

The IceCube Neutrino Observatory is a neutrino telescope that is currently being built at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. IceCube is being constructed in deep Antarctic ice by deploying thousands of PMTs (photomultiplier tubes) at depths of 4750 to 8000 feet. These spherical optical sensors are deployed on strings of sixty modules each, into holes melted by hot water drilling. Since 2005, 59 strings have been deployed and installation is expected to be complete by 2011. The strings are...

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2004-10-19 04:45:43

Gamma-Ray Astronomy -- Gamma-ray astronomy is the astronomical study of gamma rays. Long before experiments could detect gamma rays emitted by cosmic sources, scientists had known that the universe should be producing these photons. Work by Feenberg and Primakoff in 1948, Hayakawa and Hutchinson in 1952, and, especially, Morrison in 1958 had led scientists to believe that a number of different processes which were occurring in the universe would result in gamma-ray emission. These...

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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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