News tagged with cosmic rays

New type of cosmic ray discovered after 100 years

(—Using the European X-ray astronomy satellite XMM-Newton, researchers from CNRS and CEA have discovered a new source of cosmic rays. In the vicinity of the remarkable Arches cluster, near the center of the Milky ...

dateOct 16, 2012 in Astronomy
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Voyager 1 may have left the solar system

While there's no official word from NASA on this, the buzz around the blogosphere is that Voyager 1 has left the Solar System. The evidence comes from this graph, above, which shows the number of particles, mainly protons, ...

dateOct 09, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Regolith: Protection for humans on Mars

For six weeks the rover "Curiosity" is now working on Mars. NASA also plans to send humans to Mars within the next 20 years. On the flight and during the stay on Moon or Mars the astronauts have to be protected against long ...

dateSep 18, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Curiosity's first daredevil stunt

( -- 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 ...

dateAug 03, 2012 in Space Exploration
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