vineri, 6 mai 2011

Strange cosmic ray hotspots stalk southern skies

- Cosmic rays crashing into the Earth over the South Pole appear to be coming from particular locations, rather than being distributed uniformly across the sky. Similar cosmic ray "hotspots" have been seen in the northern skies too, yet we know of no source close enough to produce this pattern. Full story:

* National Geographic (November 19, 2008): "High-energy electrons captured over Antarctica could reveal the presence of a nearby but MYSTERIOUS ASTROPHYSICAL OBJECT that's bombarding Earth with cosmic rays, researchers say"... Mysterious force hinders NASA spacecraft... Discovery (Aug 25, 2010): IS THE SUN EMITTING A MYSTERY PARTICLE?...LiveScience(29 July 2010): Antarctica Experiment Discovers Puzzling Space Ray Pattern: