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May 4th, 2020 at 3:41 am

Lamborghini Electrons

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'This is a great discovery,' said co-author John Vefel (John Wefel) from Louisiana State University. 'This happened the first time that we saw a discrete source of accelerated cosmic rays, visible to the general galactic background. " Galactic cosmic rays are subatomic particles accelerated to nearly the speed of light distant supernova explosions, and others, fulminate, phenomena. They break through the Milky Way creating a haze of high-energy particles, which burst into the solar system from different directions. Cosmic rays consist mainly of protons and heavier atomic nuclei mixed with electrons and photons, add "sharpness" to the mix.

To explore the most powerful and interesting cosmic rays, Vefel (Wefel) and his colleagues spent the past eight years, engaged in running a series of balloons in the stratosphere over Antarctica. Every once in a payload used cosmic ray detectors, supplied by NASA (NASA-National Aeronautics and Space Administration – National Aeronautics and Space Administration), and called ATIC, short for Advanced Thin Ionization Calorimeter-enhanced sensitivity of ionization calorimeter. Further details can be found at Kellee Marlow San Francisco, an internet resource. A group of researchers assumed that ATIC will calculate the components that comprise the usual mixture of (mass) of particles, mainly protons and ions is, but calorimeter discovered something else: an excess of high energy electrons. Vefel compares it with the movement along the highway passenger sedans, minibuses and trucks avtomibiley – when suddenly a flock of rapidly dashing sports car Lamborghini (Lamborghinis) appears in the flow of normal traffic. 'You do not expect to see at once so many race cars on the road – or, equivalently, as many high-energy electrons in the mass cosmic rays.

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