Latest Cosmic rays Stories
Thanks to a unique "ballistic study" that combines data from ESO's Very Large Telescope and NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have now solved a long-standing mystery of the Milky Wayâ€™s particle accelerators.
In 1972, Apollo astronauts narrowly escaped a potential catastrophe. On August 2nd of that year, a large and angry sunspot appeared and began to erupt, over and over again for more than a week, producing a record-setting fusillade of solar proton radiation.
The Phantom Torso is back, and he has quite a story to tell.
Fermi scientists reveal new details about high-energy particles implicated in a nearby cosmic mystery.
A Los Alamos National Laboratory cosmic-ray observatory has seen for the first time two distinct hot spots that appear to be bombarding Earth with an excess of cosmic rays.
An international team of researchers has discovered a puzzling surplus of high-energy electrons bombarding Earth from space.
A new report commissioned by NASA said that cosmic radiation poses great health risks for years after astronauts return to Earth, and that a lack of understanding of the biological responses to space radiation is the biggest limiting factor to future missions.
European scientists have developed the most accurate method yet for predicting the doses of radiation that astronauts will receive while in space. Such techniques will be essential on future voyages to the Moon and Mars.
The mysterious origins of cosmic rays that slam
Measures to protect astronauts from health risks caused by space radiation will be important during extended missions to the moon or Mars, say researchers in a paper currently online in Experimental Neurology.
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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