vineri, 30 iulie 2010

LiveScience: Antarctica Experiment Discovers Puzzling Space Ray Pattern

- A puzzling pattern in the cosmic rays bombarding Earth from space has been discovered by an experiment buried deep under the ice of Antarctica.
Cosmic rays are highly energetic particles streaming in from space that are thought to originate in the distant remnants of dead stars. Full story:

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