News tagged with cosmic rays

100 years of cosmic rays mystery

As physicists gather in early August to celebrate a century since the initial discovery of cosmic rays, Alan Watson, emeritus professor of physics at the University of Leeds, explains how physicists have gradually revealed ...

dateAug 01, 2012 in General Physics
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Voyager 1 at the final frontier

For nearly 35 years, NASA’s Voyager 1 probe has been hurtling toward the edge of the solar system, flying through the dark void on a mission unlike anything attempted before. One day, mission controllers hope, Voyager ...

dateJun 22, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Did exploding stars help life on Earth to thrive?

( -- Research by a Danish physicist suggests that the explosion of massive stars – supernovae – near the Solar System has strongly influenced the development of life. Prof. Henrik Svensmark of the Technical ...

dateApr 24, 2012 in Astronomy
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