News tagged with hydrogen nuclei

Oh-My-God Particles

Cosmic rays are really sub-atomic particles, being mainly protons (hydrogen nuclei) and occasionally helium or heavier atomic nuclei and very occasionally electrons. Cosmic ray particles are very energetic as a result of ...

dateJun 13, 2011 in Astronomy
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How the Moon produces its own water

( -- The Moon is a big sponge that absorbs electrically charged particles given out by the Sun. These particles interact with the oxygen present in some dust grains on the lunar surface, producing water. This ...

dateOct 15, 2009 in Space Exploration
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