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cosmic ray

noun as in high-energy radiation from space

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There it looks for cascades of thousands of electrons and other particles, debris unleashed by cosmic rays or gamma rays crashing into Earth’s atmosphere.

“Our Earth gets bombarded by cosmic rays, galactic cosmic rays all the time,” he says.

The particles form when cosmic rays from space crash into Earth’s atmosphere, producing a shower of muons.

Galactic cosmic rays coming from outside the solar system can cause harm, too.

The Auger Observatory and the Telescope Array in Utah have also detected smaller, subtler cosmic ray “hot spots” in the sky — presumably the locations of nearby sources.

Cosmic ray observations are more challenging than many other forms of astronomy.

Due to their varying origins, they carry a variety of energies, which is called the cosmic ray spectrum.

At the end of the second day after their trouble with the cosmic ray field, they stopped for observation.

The X-ray is high on the scale and even the cosmic ray is far above its lower limit of detection.

And he pointed to the cosmic-ray skiagraph of the Moon on the curved glass dome overhead.

It was relux, and he knew it, but he knew what would happen when that cosmic ray hit it.

Arcot shot out a cosmic ray himself, and swept the Thessian with it thoroughly.


On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cosmic ray, such as: aurora particles, cosmic particle, cosmic particles, intergalactic matter, and radiation.

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