INVESTIGADORES
JARNE Cecilia Gisele
artículos
Título:
Nature and origin of very high-energy cosmic rays
Autor/es:
THE PIERRE AUGER COLABORATION; C. JARNE
Revista:
European News
Editorial:
European Physical Society and EDP Sciences
Referencias:
Año: 2012 vol. 2012 p. 25 - 25
ISSN:
0531-7479
Resumen:
The Earth is exposed to a permanent rain of cosmic particles from outer space [1]. Most of the particles are fully ionised atomic nuclei, moving with relativistic energies. The bulk of them with energies up to 1017 eV originate within our Milky Way. They are most likely accelerated in supernova remnants. Some particles have a thousand times higher energies, i.e., around 1020 eV. This corresponds to the kinetic energy of a tennis ball with a mass of 50 g and a velocity of 90 km/h.
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