Cosmic rays

Scientists observed cosmic-ray extensive air showers with unprecedented precision

“A new lens” into the Universe’s most energetic particles.

Telescope captured charge-sign dependent cosmic ray modulation

The results indicate that cosmic ray electron count rates are strongly influenced by the solar modulation.

Helium nuclei research improves understanding of the origin and propagation of cosmic rays

Further evidence of spectral hardening and softening of cosmic ray particles.

Scientists recreated small solar flares in large laser bodies

Scientists used high-powered lasers to make small solar flares to study magnetic reconnection.

Mystery solved: Where the Milky Way’s cosmic rays come from?

Unveiling a century-old mystery.

A map of interstellar grains in the Milky Way

They could, for the first time, explore the properties of the dust in central regions of the Galaxy.

New model to better understand cosmic ray transport characteristics

Probing deeper into origins of cosmic rays.

Precise measurement of the energy spectrum of cosmic-ray helium nuclei

The results are consistent with a charge-dependent softening energy of protons and helium nuclei.

Cosmic rays may limit qubit performance, impeding progress in quantum computing

Building quantum computers underground or designing radiation-proof qubits may be needed.

Astronomers investigated a luminous supernova remnant (SNR) W49B

Studying Supernova Remnants is essential to better comprehend their role in the evolution of galaxies, dispersing the heavy elements made in the supernova explosion...

WashU physicists launched SuperTIGER to study the origins of cosmic rays

The new research might also help explain how these energetic particles are accelerated to attain a speed that is close to the speed of light.

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