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

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Thanks to a particle detector module mounted to the exterior of the International Space Station (ISS), researchers from the MIT Laboratory for Nuclear Science and their colleagues have collected new measurements which could help scientists learn more about the origin and characteristics of dark matter. The unit, known as the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), captures incoming cosmic rays from throughout the galaxy. Out of about 41...

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

Jessica Nimon, International Space Station Program Science Office/NASA's Johnson Space Center 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. Moving at 17,500 miles per hour and operating around 240 miles above Earth, the space station circles at a 51.6...

2014-08-08 08:22:59

MIDDLEBURG, Va., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Sciences International Corporation (DSIC), an advanced technology provider of security and detection systems, today announced it has been awarded a contract by Toshiba Corporation (Toshiba) to support the reclamation of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear complex with the use of DSIC's revolutionary muon tracking detectors. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130115/LA42594LOGO Under the initial contract, DSIC will design,...

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

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online From the ancient Greeks to Benjamin Franklin, man has long been fascinated by lightning. 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. Published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, the new study revealed a considerable raise in lightning rates throughout Europe...

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 in our Solar system that could hit Earth. The study was done by S. Beghella-Bartoli, an expert in trajectories of matter asteroids in our Solar system, with the review by an international panel of experts in antimatter (http://www.santilli-foundation.org/docs/Simone-Final.pdf). New York, May 12,...

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.. Ruggero Maria Santilli, President of the Institute for Basic Research, Palm Harbor, Florida, U.S.A., on the first detection in scientific history of antimatter galaxies via a new telescope with concave lenses (http://www.santilli-foundation.org/docs/Antimatter-telescope-2013-final.pdf). Paris, France (PRWEB) March 16, 2014 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 Italian-American scientists R. M. Santilli via a new refractive telescope with concave lenses (http://www.santilli-foundation.org/Detect-Ant-Galaxies.php). Palm Harbor, Florida, (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 Pamela Fleming, Executive Secretary of the Institute for Basic Research, Florida, announces the...

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

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. The galactic magnetic field around our solar system’s giant bubble, known as the heliosphere, determines the orientation of the ribbon and the placement of energetic particles...

NASA CRaTER Radio Sounds Of Space
2014-01-10 10:11:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new NASA-backed Internet radio station from the moon may not have Miley Cyrus on its playlist or give away free concert tickets to the seventh caller, but scientists from the space agency are expecting it to be a hit with astrophysicists. The CRaTER Live Internet Radio Station takes cosmic radiation data on a live stream from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and converts it into a constant flow of soothing cosmic music. The...

Magnetic Field Lines
2013-12-07 04:56:08

[ Watch the Video: The Sun's Changing Magnetic Field ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A newly-released NASA visualization shows the process of the sun’s magnetic field changing polarity, with the positive and negative poles switching throughout the course of the 22 year magnetic solar cycle. According to Karen C. Fox of the Goddard Space Flight Center, the magenta colored lines represent regions where the overall field is negative, while the green lines...


Latest Cosmic ray Reference Libraries

45_cdbc4d69ba819105e29a44f507ff8e90
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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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'