Researchers at IceCube detect record energy neutrinos
Supernovae and the origin of cosmic rays
(Phys.org) —In the spring of the year 1006, one thousand and seven years ago this April, observers in China, Egypt, Iraq, Japan, Switzerland (and perhaps North America) reported seeing what might be the ...
Physicists and astronaut discuss cosmic ray detector's findings of possible signs of dark matter
Two MIT physicists and an alumnus who's a NASA astronaut spoke on campus earlier this week, describing an experiment that's been 18 years in the making and yielded its first significant results just last ...
Characterizing the Moon's radiation environment
The radiation environment near the Moon could be damaging to humans and electronics on future missions. To characterize this potentially hazardous environment, the Cosmic Ray Telescope for the Effects of Radiation (CRaTER) ...
Shining light on elusive dark matter
The antimatter hunter AMS-02 on the International Space Station is searching for the missing pieces of our Universe. The project's first results published yesterday are hinting at a new phenomenon and revealing more a ...
Scientists report hint of dark matter in first results from $2 billion cosmic ray detector (Update 4)
It is one of the cosmos' most mysterious unsolved cases: dark matter. It is supposedly what holds the universe together. We can't see it, but scientists are pretty sure it's out there.
NOvA neutrino detector records first 3-D particle tracks
(Phys.org) —What will soon be the most powerful neutrino detector in the United States has recorded its first three-dimensional images of particles.
Rare find backs shape-shifting neutrino
Physicists announced further proof Wednesday for a theory that mysterious particles called neutrinos which go "missing" on the journey from the Sun to Earth are in fact shape-shifting along the way, arriving ...
Research claims: Voyager 1 left solar system, sudden changes in cosmic rays indicate
Thirty-five years after its launch, Voyager 1 appears to have travelled beyond the influence of the Sun and exited the heliosphere, according to a new study appearing online today.
NASA supports Extreme Universe Space Observatory
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has awarded $4.4 million to a collaboration of scientists at five U.S. universities and NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center to help build a telescope for ...
Clues to the mysterious origin of cosmic rays: Very Large Telescope probes remains of medieval supernova
In the year 1006 a new star was seen in the southern skies and widely recorded around the world. It was many times brighter than the planet Venus and may even have rivaled the brightness of the Moon. It was ...
Influence of cosmic rays on cloud droplet formation explored in a global climate model
A research team from the State University of New York-Albany and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory used a global atmospheric model to estimate that charged ions produced by cosmic rays in the atmosphere ...
Super-TIGER balloon breaks records while collecting data
(Phys.org)—A large NASA science balloon has broken two flight duration records while flying over Antarctica carrying an instrument that detected 50 million cosmic rays.
NASA Super-TIGER balloon shatters flight record
(Phys.org)—Flying high over Antarctica, a NASA long duration balloon has broken the record for longest flight by a balloon of its size.