Latest Pierre Auger Observatory Stories

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

University of Chicago 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. The U.S. collaboration is part of a 13-nation effort to build the 2.5-meter ultraviolet telescope, called the Extreme Universe Space Observatory. UChicago Prof. Angela Olinto leads the U.S....

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

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In August, physicists will gather to celebrate a century of research since the discovery of cosmic rays. It is widely accepted that cosmic rays are the nuclei of atoms, from the full array of naturally occurring elements that travel at near-light-speeds for millions of years before reaching Earth. What isn't known yet is where these cosmic rays originate. Alan Watson, emeritus professor of physics at the University of Leeds, provides...

2010-08-18 10:30:00

Physicists from UCLA and Japan have discovered evidence of "natural nuclear accelerators" at work in our Milky Way galaxy, based on an analysis of data from the world's largest cosmic ray detector. The research is published Aug. 20 in the journal Physical Review Letters. Cosmic rays of the highest energies were believed by physicists to come from remote galaxies containing enormous black holes capable of consuming stars and accelerating protons at energies comparable to that of a bullet shot...

2009-10-23 15:42:00

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Nobel prize winning scientist Dr. James W. Cronin on Thursday night told an audience of over 100 people of a major ongoing scientific international project to measure cosmic rays. Dr Cronin, Physics Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago, has originated a planetary approach to measure and identify the origin of the highest energy cosmic rays in the universe. The effort is seen as helping answer one of the most important...

2007-11-12 00:00:00

ARGONNE, Ill. "“ Ultra-high-energy particles from just outside enormous, active black holes in nearby galaxies travel as far as 250 million light years to make it all the way to Earth, an international team of 400 physicists and astronomers from 17 countries reports in the Nov. 9 issue of the journal Science. "This is the dawn of a new type of astronomy, the beginning of ultra-high-energy-charged particle astronomy," said physics professor Katsushi Arisaka, who led the UCLA research...

2005-06-07 17:58:02

DENVER, Colo. -- An international science group Tuesday chose Colorado as the site of a $50 million observatory to measure the cosmic rays that continually bombard the Earth. The Pierre Auger Collaboration said the observatory - a sprawling 40-mile-by-40-mile array of remotely monitored sensors - will be built in the southeast corner of Colorado about 180 miles southeast of Denver. It will be a counterpart to the collaboration's Southern Hemisphere observatory, in Argentina. Jim Sites,...

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