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Origin Of Cosmic Rays: VERITAS Telescopes Help Solve 100-year-old Mystery

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posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 06:36 AM
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I won't pretend to know much about this but I found it interesting and thought our science community would also
www.sciencedaily.com...




posted on Nov, 8 2009 @ 01:59 PM
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I realize my profile isn't/wasn't working properly so I'm reposting a couple threads Thanks.



posted on Nov, 8 2009 @ 02:14 PM
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Hi

Interesting read, thanks for posting it.

Side note: Re: Profile problems, have you tried clicking on member tools at the top of the page and then clicking on ATS Account Settings and then clicking the complain button, or the report malware/virus button? Write out what is going on and I'm sure you'll get some help with it.

I tried to pull up your profile and just got an error page also.



posted on Nov, 8 2009 @ 02:20 PM
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Yeah, I have talked to the mods and can't really do anything but thanks.



posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 06:57 PM
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Not just exploding stars.
From all the normal suns in the universe.
I do not think there are enough exploding stars for the
recorded Cosmic Particles (formerly lied about as Rays).
Just an opinion.
And no mention of Tesla who boasted that the particles were
his discovery.
It would be nice to see his notes but we can't.
Too much information no doubt.

ED: The / in your profile is a control character and can't be used.

[edit on 11/10/2009 by TeslaandLyne]



posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 07:21 PM
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I found this information most interesting:


VERITAS could not detect M82's cosmic rays directly because they are trapped within the Cigar Galaxy.
Instead, VERITAS looked for clues to the presence of cosmic rays: gamma rays. Gamma rays are the most energetic form of light, far more powerful than ultraviolet light or even X-rays.
When cosmic rays interact with interstellar gas and radiation within M82, they produce gamma rays, which can then escape their home galaxy and reach Earthbound detectors...


therefore the VERITAS space telescope does not measure intergalactic
cosmic rays(particles)...it only can measure local 'Milky Way' cosmic radiation... which is 500X less than the target M82 galaxy.
Am i thinking correctly? then what is the 'background' cosmic radiation left over from the big-bang event...is that stuff cosmic protons that actually enter the galactic membrane ~or~ are we again measuring the gamma rays byproduct ...



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