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Originally posted by Pokoia
This is definitely the most interesting thread I have seen in a whole year on any forum or news-source.
Congrats , star and flag well earned.
Although I am not a scientist I will try to look in to this matter.
Moscow neutron monitor variation for last 30 days corresponds to 10-20 GeV primary cosmic rays. Updated every hour.
The effects of space radiation, as with other ionizing radiation, involve direct and indirect damage to DNA and these can result in acute and chronic health effects.
COSMIC rays are being considered by air safety investigators as a possible cause of a Qantas Airbus plunging twice in quick succession on its way from Singapore to Perth in October last year. Read more: www.theage.com.au...
The process of a cosmic ray particle colliding with particles in our atmosphere and disintegrating into smaller pions, muons, and the like, is called a cosmic ray shower. These particles can be measured on the Earth’s surface by neutron monitors.
Neutron Monitors. Ground-based neutron monitors detect variations in the approximately 500 Mev to 20 GeV portion of the primary cosmic ray spectrum.
(Note: 1 Mega electron Volt = 1.60217646 × 10-13 joules)
Solar cycles In a process termed “solar modulation” the Sun and solar wind alter the intensity and energy spectrum of Galactic cosmic rays that enter the solar system. When the Sun is active, fewer Galactic cosmic rays reach Earth than during times when the Sun is quiet. For this reason, Galactic cosmic rays follow an 11-year cycle like the Sun, but in the opposite direction: High solar activity corresponds to low cosmic rays, and vice versa.