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The Worsening Cosmic Ray Situation
March 5, 2018 / Dr.Tony Phillips
March 5, 2018: Cosmic rays are bad–and they’re getting worse.
That’s the conclusion of a new paper just published in the research journal Space Weather. The authors, led by Prof. Nathan Schwadron of the University of New Hampshire, show that radiation from deep space is dangerous and intensifying faster than previously expected.
The story begins four years ago when Schwadron and colleagues first sounded the alarm about cosmic rays. Analyzing data from the Cosmic Ray Telescope for the Effects of Radiation (CRaTER) instrument onboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), they found that cosmic rays in the Earth-Moon system were peaking at levels never before seen in the Space Age. The worsening radiation environment, they pointed out, was a potential peril to astronauts, curtailing how long they could safely travel through space.
originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
I have a question. If this cosmic radiation is hitting the earth, would it not be in a generally balanced spread? That is would it not blanket the earth to the same amount everywhere? This suggestion that certain areas have specifically intense bombardment seems to far fetched to take at first blush.
Right now the results obtained with Cosmic Ray app while neato and all that, lack that ability that the internet gave us – namely to network!
In another thread I showed how back in 2008 the cosmic ray energy increase hitting Earth had increased to 300-800 billion electron volts.
The most powerful or highest-energy cosmic ray ever measured was detected over Utah in 1991 by the University of Utah’s Fly’s Eye observatory at the U.S. Army’s Dugway Proving Ground — a predecessor to the Telescope Array. That cosmic-ray particle carried energy of 300 billion billion electron volts.
originally posted by: Gargoyle91
a reply to: ElectricUniverse
Southern California is turning into Desert