View Full Version : Cosmic Rays Cause the Brightest Radio Flashes

2005-Sep-07, 03:57 AM
SUMMARY: When high-energy cosmic ray particles crash into the Earth's atmosphere, they produce some of the brightest radio flashes ever seen in the sky. And they had largely gone unnoticed until now. A new detector called LOPES uses prototype antennas which will eventually be built into the largest radio telescope in the world to watch the sky for these radio flashes. By studying these flashes, astronomers may gain some insights into the nature and origin of these cosmic rays.

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