Cosmic Rays. What is a cosmic Ray?. A cosmic ray is a high-speed particle Could be an electron Could be an atomic nucleus like hydrogen or helium stripped of its electrons These particles travel throughout the Milky Way galaxy Some come from the sun Some from outside the solar system
The white lines represent the solar wind; the purple line is the bow shock line; and the blue lines surrounding Earth represent its protective magnetosphere.
Many charged particles are expelled from a nuclear explosion, and these particles will also produce scintillation light as they pass through air. The amount of light collected can then be use to estimate the total energy released from the device.
located in the West Desert of Utah, within the United States Army Dugway Proving Ground (DPG). The detectors sit atop Little Granite Mountain. Dugway is located 160 km southwest of Salt Lake City.
Energy in eV
High energy photons
High energy neutrinos
High energy cosmic rays