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Ah yes, this is our old friend the cosmic ray (CR) again. Space is absolutely full of them -- high-energy particles, many (in fact most, I believe) of which originate outside out galaxy. They're responsible for the overwhelming majority of the random spots and streaks we see in the LASCO images.
Originally posted by chr0naut
reply to post by Pauligirl
I knew a guy named Ray (everybody hates Raymond) and he was hardly cosmic.
I didn't even laugh once.
Perhaps it was someone else.
edit on 3/5/2011 by chr0naut because: (no reason given) and none intended.