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New Cosmic Ray Telescope Hosted By Space Station
2013-03-12 15:44:52

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has awarded $4.4 million to a collaboration of scientists at five United States universities and NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center to help build a telescope for deployment on the International Space Station in 2017.

Where Do Cosmic Rays Come From?
2013-03-01 05:33:26

As we search the heavens, one of the striking observations is that we are constantly bombarded by a stream of extremely high energy charged particles, traveling at nearly the speed of light.

Cosmic Radiation May Accelerate Onset Of Alzheimer's
2013-01-01 05:21:42

Space travel is fraught with dangers for astronauts and equipment alike. A new study, led by the University of Rochester Medical Center, reveals that it may be much more dangerous than previously thought.

Moon And Martian Soil Could Shield Against Cosmic Radiation
2012-10-10 12:57:05

The European Space Agency is looking into how Moon and Martian soil could be used to help shield astronauts in space.

Cosmic Rays To Be Studied By University Of Utah
2012-09-26 12:06:39

The University of Utah has plans to build a new observatory facility to study high energy cosmic rays, thanks to a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation.

First Daredevil Stunt For Curiosity
2012-08-02 07:30:48

When Curiosity enters the Martian atmosphere on August 6th, setting in motion "the seven minutes of terror" that people around the world have anticipated since launch a year ago, the intrepid rover will actually be performing the mission's second daredevil stunt.

Cosmic Ray Origins Still A Mystery
2012-08-01 05:01:58

In August, physicists will gather to celebrate a century of research since the discovery of cosmic rays.

Curiosity, The Astronaut Stunt Double
2012-02-25 05:28:49

With a pair of bug-eyes swiveling on a stalk nearly 8 feet off the ground, the 6-wheeled, 1800-lb Mars rover Curiosity doesn’t look much like a human being. Yet, right now, the mini-Cooper-sized rover is playing the role of stunt double for NASA astronauts.

Sun Delivered Curveball Of Powerful Radiation At Earth
2012-02-02 04:32:26

A potent follow-up solar flare, which occurred Friday (Jan. 27, 2012), just days after the Sun launched the biggest coronal mass ejection (CME) seen in nearly a decade, delivered a powerful radiation punch to Earth's magnetic field despite the fact that it was aimed away from our planet.

Curiosity And The Solar Storm
2011-12-15 04:46:44

On Nov. 26th, Curiosity blasted off from Cape Canaveral atop an Atlas 5 rocket. Riding a plume of fire through the blue Florida sky, the car-sized rover began a nine month journey to search for signs of life Mars.


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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Cosmic Rays -- Cosmic Rays. Cosmic rays are energetic particles that are found in space and filter through our atmosphere. Cosmic rays have interested scientists for many different reasons. They come from all directions in space, and the origination of many of these cosmic rays is unknown. Cosmic rays were originally discovered because of the ionozation they produce in our atmosphere. Cosmic rays also have an extreme energy range of incident particles, which have allowed physicists to...

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